Pen friends in the US are celebrating Thanksgiving this week and the countdown to Black Friday begins! It got me thinking that a holiday gift guide would be helpful. This guide is primarily intended for the non-pen person looking for a gift for the fountain pen aficionado, whether newbie or seasoned, in his or her life.Read More
We hung out around home for the Labour Day weekend, however, my little guy _did_ want to spend a day at Canada's Wonderland. He's sprouted a few inches since the last time we went and was ready to take on some thrill rides. Of course we obliged.
I prepared what I was going to bring the night before the outing. I was expecting long waits in the blazing sun, complete soakings from the water rides and violent agitation from the roller coasters. Light but durable were the themes of the day in terms of writing instruments and stationery.Read More
I've been subscribing to the Field Notes Quarterly Editions for over a year now. Each quarter I look forward to the big reveal followed by actually receiving and holding the current edition in my hands. Since I'm in Canada, I usually receive the package a few days or even 1-2 weeks after the official release. However, I've notice that for the last few shipments, I've been getting them earlier and earlier.
In general, I've been enjoying the Field Notes offerings of variations on the standard memo notebook. The themes have been fun and the subscriber goodies have been, well, good.
When I saw the video for the most recent Quarterly Edition, I thought it was interesting but I wasn't crazy about the "radical" format and *those* SPIRALS. So, I've been surprised to my own response to the Byline Edition when I finally got my hands on it.Read More
In a recent episode of the Pen Addict podcast, Myke lamented that his use of analog tools, all those beautiful pens and notebooks that he possesses, has greatly reduced. This is because ever since he left his 'jobby job', there hasn't been a need for him to write as much. This got me thinking about what have I done to make using fountain pens a part of my life?Read More