Yay, you're back! I was beginning to think you meant the "escape" post quite literally :)Your students are fortunate - I am sad when I think of the missed opportunity to use a typewriter in college! I was easily distracted and it would have helped, not to mention provided much entertainment during an often-bleak exam period. Now that I know better, I have found via google that my college town (Amherst, Mass) is a typewriter haven, even with a local repair shop. Rats!
That is cool that you use a typewriter for comments to your students. That must be interesting for some, though I would imagine in today's world others might just think it is bizarre.-Justin