Calling Yourself from Across the Atlantic

This is an odd post, but I do eventually end up reviewing a pen and some ink, honest, you'll just have to trust me and we'll get their together. Regular readers will know that a few years ago I traveled back to England from Canada, to attend my mother's funeral. Prior to that, apart from …

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Definition In Two Parts: Fear

A few years back, I took a creative writing course at the start of my PhD. I've always enjoyed writing, and the prof' running it that year, was generally thought of as a great person to study with, so I grabbed the opportunity... and loved it. What follows, was one of the tasks we were …

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Faber-Castell TK Fine Vario L Mechanical Pencil

I have to admit to being purely superficial in my attraction to this pencil. I was browsing the amply-stocked shelves of the Take Note stationery store in Toronto, when the glossy, mid-dark, of the Faber-Castell TK Fine Vario L mechanical pencil, and its shiny silver grip and clip, sparkled into the corner of my vision. …

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