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new fountain pen first steps

A lot of people come to this blog to read about fountain pens and how to care for them and use them for drawing and hand lettering, so I thought I would share with you what I do to get … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday: mysterious objects from the distant past

Do you know what these things are, and what they’re for?  If you know, can you remember the boxes they came in, the sounds they made, the way they smelled?  How ridiculously angry you would get when one worked only … Continue reading

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some words that start with the letter Q

I happened to be riding in the car with a friend of mine today, and he told his fellow passengers that at school this week their class had made a list of a hundred words that began with the letter … Continue reading

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my least favorite spam comment

Along with all your cool and interesting real-human-being style comments, I also get a fair amount of spam comments here on the blog.  The blogging software’s filters take care of a lot of it so I never even see it, … Continue reading

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buckeye week

The one buckeye tree in the neighborhood, this one week in September, when the buckeyes are ripe: this is the true end of summer and the official beginning of fall. If you’ve never pulled a ripe buckeye out of its … 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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the mysterious snowflake gown

I’ve started carrying the small camera around on more of my walks, and last week I saw this slightly mysterious arrangement of objects. Why, I wondered, was the ice blue snowflake gown hanging in the window in the last hot … Continue reading

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i’m going to make a font out of my hand lettering–any advice or suggestions?

I’ve decided I’m finally going to make a computer font out of my hand lettering. Several fonts, actually, I hope: one of all caps, one of bolded all caps, and one of my upper and lower case printing, all of … Continue reading

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things that annoy werewolves

Number one: speciesist advertising campaigns. Seriously, said the Professor, the Newcastle Werewolf is not even a Thing.  It’s not like they named the beer after some legitimate, if farfetched, element of folklore.  No, it’s exploitation, pure and simple.  Just another … 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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