Month: December 2015

The Cramped: To a good home…

Patrick Rhone: I get a fair number of notebooks sent to me for review. I write in them for the first couple of pages, maybe try out some different inks or handwrite a draft of the review, but then I’m done. The truth is, I generally use the notebooks I use and like the ones…

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Congratulations Brad!

Brad Dowdy of Nock.co, The Pen Addict: the website & the podcast announced on the podcast last night that he had left his job and is going to do stationary full time. I think it is great to see him go independent, I don’t think I would be into pen and paper haven’t it been…

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Pilot Iroshizuku Ina-Ho Ink Review

Jenny Mason: Ina-ho translated into English means ‘rice ear’ a name that I found very unusual. After a quick google search the name makes perfect sense. I think this ink colour is great for the Autumn/Winter season. It is a subdued brown/gold colour with some small hints of green. This is perfect for writing Christmas cards and…

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Edjelly: Three years with The Lamy 2000.

Edjelly: Absolutely. The Lamy 2000 is a great value for a solid, dependable workhorse fountain pen. It never gets pushed aside, and for me, it’s almost always in use. Several years later, I’m still just as excited to write with it as when I opened up the package for the first time. I’ve since purchased…

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Today is Journal Day

The Cramped: My plan for celebrating the day (which, truthfully, I started last night) is to open up past year’s journals, logs, and notes and tease out any ideas that may have gotten lost in the shuffle and see what I might want to put into action the coming year. On August 10, 2014 I…

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Semicolons: A Love Story

The New York Times: So yes, Kurt Vonnegut: simplicity, in grammar as in all things, is a virtue, not to be sneezed at. But I can’t agree that semicolons represent absolutely nothing; they represent, for me anyway, the pleasure in discovering that no piece of writing advice, however stark, however beloved its deliverer, should ever…

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