A while ago I posted a picture on Instagram of some of the items in my EDC (Every Day Carry) bag and it generated some interest. I have been wanting to do an EDC post for some time now but never got around to doing it. That is, until now. Some of my bags may be a bit on the “tactical” side as well as are some of the items I carry. I am not a prepper or survivalist although I do borrow some concepts from those communities. With that said, I do like to have items close at hand that I see as necessary or that can provide a certain level of comfort if I am going to be unexpectedly away from my home. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: DUDE, Fountain pen, fountainpen, iridium, Japan, nib, OHTO, review
The OHTO Dude
The OHTO Dude is a six sided aluminum pen that looks a bit understated and industrial. The clip looks to be high polished steel that is tight but still springy. The barrel end is rounded compared to the hexagonal main portion. The finials are highly polished and reflective on both ends. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: cursive, cursivelogic, Kickstarter, news, penrest
Today I have a couple of links to KickStarter campaigns that are pretty cool.
The first is by David Frieslander out of the UK. It is a pen rest called “The Pen Rest”. It is a unique stackable design that can grow with your collection or with your bank balance, depending on how you look at it. They are made of anodized aluminum and when you get a few of these going , look super cool. If you need a place to rest your weary pen, look into this one.
The next campaign is for a cursive learning project by Linda Shrewsbury called “Cursive Logic”. I am lucky enough to live in a state that refuses to accept the Common Core Standards initiative. That is a story for another time and place. All my daughters were taught cursive writing. My youngest probably has the most interest in it as she asks me often how to do certain letters “fancier”. Cursive Logic aims to teach cursive writing in a fast and easy to learn method developed by Linda and is even endorsed by a neuroscientist. You must hurry on this one as there is only 8 days left!
In a world where writing with pen and paper is considered a lost and antiquated art, I just thought I would post some links with information related to everything hand written!
Okay, since the winner drawn did not respond in the allotted amount of time, a new name has been drawn.
Congrastulations Robert (rgillam2) You have 24 hours to contact me or another name will be drawn. Please use the contact link up above and reply to me from your registered email address.
I am embarrassed to say I forgot to check the original winner against the list of followers of my blog. I have to be fair to those who followed the rules of the giveaway as some went through some confusion to follow. The original winner was not a follower and thus not qualified to be entered in the contest. Once again I apologize for the confusion. Mia culpa.
I had to draw a few more names to get a winner that had fulfilled the contest requirements.
The winner is Derek Hubbard! Congratulations and you have 24 hours to contact me from your registered email address using the contact form link above!