Wonder Pens Blotting Paper

A great little product from the Wonder People over at Wonder Pens... If you're anything like me, I like to carry a sheet of blotting paper with me whenever and wherever I'm using one of my fountain pens. Which, in practice, means it's a constant carry. And a few months ago, Jon and Liz at …

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The Future of Science Is Now

  During a pandemic accurate, scientifically verified information isn’t just important—it can save lives. With a global crisis underway, science is more important than ever. That’s why AAAS and Science are striving to provide you with the best and most timely research, analysis, and news about COVID-19. Visit our “Coronavirus: Research, Commentary, and News” page …

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A Great A6 Traveler’s Notebook, but Definitely No Traveling

Back in early January and February of this year, I found myself looking for a Traveler's Notebook (TN) as a gift for one of my daughters. She had always envied my Traveler's Company regular-sized version, but she didn't think she would get on with the elongated, rectangular size. We had looked at the passport sized …

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A Bigot Lies in Hatred

I received the following comment a few days ago (with some follow-up in a similar vein), from someone who read at least one post of mine, and replied via the encrypted e-mail service "protonmail.com". EMail Address: ausoz@protonmail.com IP Address: 37.120.215.243; 45.152.182.131 Although, of course, these are probably not their real IP addresses, and I'm not …

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How Many Versions of the Same Pen Does Anybody Need?

A few weeks ago, I was severely tempted by the Pelikan Souverän M600 Vibrant Orange Special Edition. So I went shopping, and discovered that I was less keen on the Vibrant Orange, than I was on the standard red and black striped model. So, after a bit of hunting around, I picked up the truly …

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He Cried in Hatred

I don't write much poetry—and after you read my efforts below, no doubt you'll feel that's probably the right choice, and that's the way it should stay. However, following the recent arrests of a couple of very good friends of mine, protesting the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in New York a couple …

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