Monthly Archives: August 2014

Noodler’s Ahab

My love affair with fountain pens has had a summer flowering, with the arrival of a Noodler’s Ahab flex fountain pen in Hudson Bay Fathoms Blue. The pen is a “demonstrator,” in that it is transparent and you can see … Continue reading

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Gratitude

It’s been a busy summer. I count summer as beginning when grades are turned in and spring semester is well and truly over. That doesn’t mean I’m on vacation, just that it’s summer. As of today, summer’s not over, but … Continue reading

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Forty-Nine Eighty

I just pretend-spent $49.80 on a supermarket’s online shopping site. I printed, then deleted the order. The idea came to me after reading a scare piece circulated on Facebook about how the government traps its food-stamp recipients into buying junk … Continue reading

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