This Week was also Birthday Week, which ended up wonderful after a rough start. On Tuesday evening, the snow and ice came back to make things interesting. Our neighborhood saw a few inches of snow, and the roads iced up overnight, so I was back … Continue reading This Week.
Life That was quite a week, wasn’t it? Someone’s been busy. All I did was go to work, get a haircut, and try not to lose my damned mind over every New York Times app notification. Even my trusty Lamy 2000 fell apart. At least Zen … Continue reading This week.
Life So many things were disrupted this week that I don’t know where to start. I’ll start with the most important: despite a health scare, Zen is okay. On Thursday morning, Zen started to show signs of discomfort due to constipation, and by the early afternoon … Continue reading This Week
Life Hello from the midst of another Portland ice-pocalypse! FunkyPlaid and I have a fire going in the fireplace and still have power, but the sidewalks and roads are covered with ice. Now that I have somewhat recovered from last year’s Project 365, I thought … Continue reading This Week
A friend asked if I would write some lines of poetry in Pilot Iroshizuku Ku-Jaku fountain pen ink but I need to break out the dSLR to capture the shading. Not tonight! Too sleepy. Writing from: my study in Portland, Oregon. Listening to: an episode … Continue reading Day 339 of Project 365: Printing practice.
Some people unwind after a long workday with a martini. I refill fountain pens. Writing from: my study in Portland, Oregon. Listening to: the rain.
I was thumbing through this fun book my dad sent called “Let’s Bring Back: The Lost Language Edition” and found this phrase. It is meant to be soothing but it sounds pretty ominous too. (Bonus failed Uncial in the corner.) Writing from: my study in Portland, … Continue reading Day 309 of Project 365: Worse things happen at sea.
The Chicago Cubs won the World Series! Somehow this “Westworld” quote seemed appropriate. Practicing my wonky g’s with some Pelikan Edelstein Amethyst in my Conklin All-American. Writing from: my study in Portland, Oregon. Listening to: November rain. Not the GnR song.
The weekend is nearly over, so it must be time to play with some ink. De Atramentis Charles Dickens is a greenish gray (the bottle says “cement grey”) with excellent shading. Writing from: my study in Portland, Oregon. Listening to: “Little River” by Loamlands.
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”.