The analog joy of a Traveler’s Notebook meetup.

Today I attended a Traveler's Notebook meetup at Oblation Papers and Press, Portland's premiere paper boutique and letterpress studio, and one of my favorite places on Earth. I bought my first Traveler's Notebook in May 2010. The first words I wrote in it were, "I know, I know -- a new notebook, really?" Yes, really,... Continue Reading →

Tonight I turned the page to peek at 2017. It looks so clean and new from here. I am sure 2016 looked much the same, last December 28th. Is it foolish to look forward to a symbolic fresh start? Are these merely the first few hours of our darker days? via Instagram http://ift.tt/2iHenLA Writing from:... Continue Reading →

Here is my first Kaweco, a Liliput Fireblue, which is one of the smallest fountain pens -- less than four inches long when capped! Each pen is hand-torched by Kaweco CEO Michael Gutberlet to give it the distinctively mottled steel finish. I'm looking forward to putting it through its paces in future ink tests! via... Continue Reading →

I've introduced FunkyPlaid to "Detectorists" and I'm enjoying it even more the second time around. Writing from: my study in Portland, Oregon. Listening to: that great theme song again. https://open.spotify.com/track/0jp1YFgWn67BtAVDZRaSqM

I'm experimenting with some additions to my Bullet Journal, some functional and some just for fun. Clockwise from the upper left: a rubber stamp to add some flair in a boring corner; a weekly list that I tipped in with washi tape; and a sticker from an ephemera set I found at Flax Art & Design... Continue Reading →

As part of an ongoing attempt to wrangle my ever-growing task list, I have been searching for a simple way to earmark important tasks that may get buried in the Bullet Journal format. Then I remembered Book Darts, little pieces of paper-thin metal that slide onto the edge of a page. Every morning, I slip a Book Dart next to each of the... Continue Reading →

I'm embracing the season-appropriate inks today. J. Herbin's Stormy Grey -- their 1670 Anniversary Ink from 2014 -- is a lovely deep grey with gold flecks. Writing from: my study in Portland, Oregon. Listening to: the pilot episode of "iZombie".

I love my notebook, but on days like today I worry that my analog to-do list isn't capable of handling everything I throw at it. Occasionally I flirt with a digital task manager ... And then I think of all of the ink I'd be missing out on. Writing from: my study in Portland. Listening... Continue Reading →

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