Tag Archives: notebook

big texas meat claws

Another use for the best multipurpose tool since the Swiss Army knife (that’d be the phone camera*): word and phrase collection.  Every writer needs to be aware of ambient, atmospheric words, the words we breathe and eat and swallow as … Continue reading

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auto show notebook

It was a close call; we had to wait until the last possible day, but yes, we made it to the Chicago Auto Show this year.  You’ll have to wait a bit to see a few selections from the more … Continue reading

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transcendent notes

(I don’t know whether these are pages from a notebook or part of a letter.  But since the person in question wrote endless letters to a certain other person and those letters constitute a very vividly detailed journal, the difference … Continue reading

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photographic notebook

For writers who came up before the digital revolution, and many who were born later, nothing ever will replace the little paper notebook.  Nothing to charge up, nothing to turn on, no lights, no sound, nothing to distract or alarm, … Continue reading

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good advice

On this busy day (I’m working on your Winter Holiday present), a wander through the phone camera’s galleries found this gem of good advice.  Let’s be careful out there. Question of the day: is the phone camera archive really a … Continue reading

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the tacos of life

Two excellent soft tacos in a styrofoam clamshell box: each of them consisting of a flour tortilla, greasy spicy skirt steak, that grainy Mexican cheese, lettuce-tomato-sour cream, and red salsa.  (That’s “American style” according to the menu.) You eat the … Continue reading

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used vehicle sales in the coffee table notebook

Stormy weather prevents the post I planned for today, so it’s time to turn to the notebook for inspiration. I don’t know if you’ve met the house notebook, which normally lives on the coffee table so I can write in … Continue reading

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t shirts

This afternoon, with notebook and phone camera. Three loads of clean T shirts hanging on the lines in the backyard for the second day in a row.  Brought them in yesterday afternoon, damp around their collars, when it started to … Continue reading

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at least mine is pocket safe

This gorgeous notebook belonged to the great scientist Marie Curie, and it is still being studied.  For short periods of time.  By scholars who have signed a waiver. And the rest of the time, it has to be kept in … Continue reading

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big rain notebook

A long day of torrential rain, with lots of things in progress and nothing finished– so perhaps this would be a good time for a wander through the famous cartoonist’s notebook: Q: Why is it so dark in this house? … Continue reading

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