Doug Lane

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2019-03-28: Good Night from Space Years ago, a volunteer at our local children’s hospital signaled a patient with his bicycle light to …

2018-12-15: “My Dad’s Friendship With Charles Barkley” is so perfect. Have some tissues handy though. 😭

2018-11-28: You probably don’t think you want to read a book about Oklahoma City, but Boom Town by Sam …

2018-10-30: I’m really interested in seeing the new iPad Pro’s 5K external monitor support in action. …

2018-10-30: I wasn’t going upgrade, but that’s damn good sweat and tattoo rendering.

2018-10-30: The new Mac mini looks great, though it was hard not to roll my eyes when they were touting …

2018-10-19: The Toronto Raptors are for real. Eastern Conference is going to be fun this year. 🏀

2018-10-06: Urban kayakers.

2018-09-12: I was trying to wait until tonight to watch the Apple event, since I’m buried in work. But …

2018-09-11: I finally got around to reading Shoe Dog. I coincidentally started it a day before the Kaepernick ad …

2018-09-10: Rhode Island Seafood Festival Shuck, sauce, slurp, smile.

2018-09-02: Sunflowers in the city. Providence, RI.

2018-07-29: Pokémon Go game face.

2018-07-25: I just finished Trapped Under the Sea. I’m not sure how I missed this when it happened, since …

2018-06-17: Happy Father’s Day!

2018-06-14: “Basketball’s easy now that I’m six.” 😂

2018-05-27: Disappointing end to a fun ride with the Celtics this season. This team is going to be good for a …

2018-05-27: The fact that Ghostery leaked out my personal email address while sending their GDPR mass email is …

2018-05-23: The poor Del’s Lemonade guys pulled over to fix their broken truck and were immediately swarmed by …

2018-05-08: Two trade shows in the span of a few weeks is kind of rough when you’re introvert.

2018-05-05: That Celtics / Sixers finish was so good by both teams. (Though I’m glad the right team came out on …

2018-05-05: Me: “Why are you crying?” Milo:“I got GUACAMOLE IN MY EYE!!! 😭” (Cinco de Mayo problems)

2018-05-02: Taste-testing the ice cream offerings in our new town.

2018-05-01: Hayley is pleased that the worst of the house move is over, so she can return to her regularly daily …

2018-04-28: Looking forward to a Celtics / Sixers playoff series. Just like old times. 🏀

2018-04-28: As byproduct of my upcoming home move, I’m leaving my longtime coworking space. I was the first ever …

2018-04-26: Downtown Boston bounced back nicely after a rainy start.

2018-04-25: The good news: three freelance clients I’ve been chasing for two months all signed contracts at the …

2018-04-25: It’s a strange work week. We’re still living in our current house, but I am …

2018-04-24: A $3 cup of coffee feels like a bargain when immediately preceded by spending $5 to send a fax.

2018-04-13: This NBA court database that Kottke linked to is amazing. It literally catalogues minor design …

2018-04-05: Like any responsible person embroiled in a complex home sale and multi-state move while without a …

2018-03-26: In the last 24 hours, we’ve managed to go from “oh crap, we not going to have a house to live in at …

2018-03-25: G-pa made the rookie mistake of offering to buy him whatever he wanted for dinner.

2018-03-25: That feeling when you have the bacon, chocolate, and bubble tea food groups covered.

2018-03-24: I think my local Nissan dealer is in denial about how electric cars work.

2018-03-19: Invoice #0000001 has been sent. It feels good to have something besides expenses in FreshBooks.

2018-03-16: Self-employment week one milestone: working at midnight because I want too instead of working at …

2018-03-14: It’s been a crazy couple of months. I’ve been working simultaneously on the sale of the …

2018-03-05: Fifty-Two Places: Week Nine My wife and I have home offices directly across the hall from one another. Our offices usually …

2018-02-25: Fifty-Two Places: Week Eight A final push on home sale preparations and lousy weather kept me from spending much quality time in …

2018-02-18: Fifty-Two Places: Week Seven The southernmost point in my town is a place called Gooseberry Island (or Gooseberry Neck if …

2018-02-12: I was just looking at the “following” list of a Micro.blog user I don’t know and found my sister on …

2018-02-11: Fifty-Two Places: Week Six I have South Korea on the brain this weekend. It was there, four years ago yesterday, that we became …

2018-02-03: Fifty-Two Places: Week Five This is the oldest commercial building in Boston. Yeah, it’s a Chipotle now. But it was almost …

2018-02-01: Successfully matched my Apple Watch band to my new backpack. Serendipitously hit my move goal while …

2018-01-28: Even though the Celtics came up short, I really enjoyed the NBA Finals preview tonight. 🏀

2018-01-27: Fifty-Two Places: Week Four I’m working on something new that brought me to Wayland Square in Providence, R.I. multiple …

2018-01-20: Fifty-Two Places: Week Three When I was a kid, I didn’t need to build an imaginary fort. My neighborhood came with a real one. If …

2018-01-15: Feedbin’s new capability to follow Twitter accounts is very well done. It’s the first …

2018-01-13: Fifty-Two Places: Week Two We’re visiting my sister-in-law and her family in the Hudson Valley region of New York State this …

2018-01-08: On this first Micro Monday, I’ll note that Micro.blog has a better @jack than Twitter.

2018-01-07: Liza Goldberg talked her way into NASA at age 14. Now, at age 16, she’s working on significant …

2018-01-06: Fifty-Two Places: Week One When I was a kid, my grandmother used to watch me after school. Since my grandparents only had one …

2018-01-04: “I’m just going to do a quick pass before the snow gets too high for the snowblower.”

2018-01-04: I set a new personal audiobook record by completing The Power Broker, which clocked in at a whopping …

2018-01-04: Morning Papers In November, I wrote a post about my post-Twitter news consumption workflow. Less than two months …

2018-01-03: I’m on my second attempt, and once again I’m struggling to get through the second half of Deep …

2018-01-01: Fifty-Two Places A few years ago, I completed a “Project 365”, taking and sharing one photo per day for a year. I was …

2017-12-25: A Christmas Story

2017-12-23: I just clicked to unsubscribe from an email list, and the unsubscribe web page it landed me on asked …

2017-12-22: Micro.blog and Events Famously, it was an event, South by Southwest 2007, that put Twitter on the map. But even before …

2017-12-20: Micro.blog and Micro-Communities In a previous post about diversifying the Micro.blog community, I mentioned “micro-communities” as …

2017-12-19: I just finished The Taking of K-129 by Josh Dean. It’s the true story of the CIA’s …

2017-12-14: It’s time.

2017-12-09: Freshly minted green belt.

2017-12-08: It’s fascinating how many old school companies are jumping in with big Tesla Semi orders.

2017-12-08: Friday Favorites Here are a few of my favorite observations from Micro.blog this week: Micromentaries It was a big …

2017-12-08: Possibly the most Boston news lede ever: Former state senator Brian A. Joyce was charged in a …

2017-12-08: I’m looking forward to binge-watching Season 2 of “The Crown” this weekend. Season 1 hooked …

2017-12-07: My New EforAll Team A few days after my recent entrepreneur speed dating night, I was matched up with the EforAll team …

2017-12-04: Loved this format: “Raising a Teenage Daughter” …with annotations by the teenage daughter to keep it …

2017-12-04: Tip of the hat to the Celtics marketing person who turned Giannis and the Bucks’ visit to Boston …

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2017-12-03: We checked out an open house at the murder house today and learned that it is now under agreement. …

2017-12-02: My wife and I have been eyeing this house for sale in a different town/state for a while, wondering …

2017-12-01: Friday Favorites Here are a few of my favorite observations from Micro.blog this week: Saying Hello This is a very …

2017-12-01: “The Obsidian Serpent”, the latest from The Atavist Magazine, is a somber story that managed to make …

2017-12-01: Damn, LeBron. That’s just cruel. 🏀

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2017-11-29: Entrepreneur Speed Dating I volunteer for a non-profit called Entrepreneurship for All. It’s a different kind of startup …

2017-11-27: Number of photos I’ve posted since the end of the Micro.blog photo challenge 10 days ago: zero.

2017-11-27: One of the things I really like about Micro.blog is being able to favorite posts without thinking …

2017-11-27: Discounts Sometimes Make Me Feel Bad I’ve noticed that more of the independent creators and small businesses I follow are jumping into …

2017-11-25: I just finished Vacationland by John Hodgman (Amazon / iBooks), a collection of stories in which …

2017-11-24: Brian Krebs has a jaw-dropping post about how over 200 personal data elements of U.S. college …

2017-11-24: Friday Favorites Here are a few of my favorite observations from Micro.blog this week: Music Monday On Monday, …

2017-11-23: Things I’m Thankful For I’m thankful that even though my job is demanding and sometimes chaotic, I have the time and …

2017-11-22: It looked like the Celtics might have one more fourth quarter comeback in them, but credit to the …

2017-11-22: I’m not sure why, but I really want one of these UPS electric cargo trikes.

2017-11-21: Attracting Mainstream Users to Micro.blog One of the biggest challenges that Micro.blog faces with its upcoming public launch is how to make …

2017-11-21: The video of The Weather Channel’s failed attempt at filming the Georgia Dome implosion is pretty …

2017-11-21: The Dallas Mavericks, looking nothing like a last place team, had the Celtics on the ropes. But the …

2017-11-20: It’s been fun to see some the music discussion on Micro.blog today, but I wish there was some …

2017-11-20: I don’t make it through too many episodes of The Talk Show due to length, but this week’s episode …

2017-11-20: Here is a different kind of Boston sports winning streak post. The New England Patriots won their …

2017-11-18: The Celtics took care of business in Atlanta to extend the streak to 15, but if I had it to do over …

2017-11-17: Micro.blog photo challenge day seven: “Shadow”.

2017-11-17: Photo Challenge Day Seven: ‘Shadow’ We made it! Day seven of the Micro.blog photo challenge is upon us. I’ve really enjoyed seeing …

2017-11-17: Friday Favorites Here are a few of my favorite observations from Micro.blog this week: Photo Challenge I was …

2017-11-16: The Golden State Warriors are very good at basketball, but not good enough tonight. The Celtics’ …

2017-11-16: Micro.blog photo challenge day six: “Seasonal”. Breakout season.

2017-11-16: Photo Challenge Day Six: ‘Seasonal’ We’re reached the penultimate day of the Micro.blog photo challenge! Today’s theme is “Seasonal”. So …

2017-11-15: Micro.blog photo challenge day five: “Liquid”.

2017-11-15: Photo Challenge Day Five: ‘Liquid’ It’s day five of the Micro.blog photo challenge, and I’m impressed by how many people are hanging in …

2017-11-14: The Celtics avoided a potential trap game with the Nets to make it 13 straight. Bring on Golden …

2017-11-14: This article about United’s retirement of the 747 has some amazing vintage air travel photos.

2017-11-14: Micro.blog photo challenge day four: “Up Close”. 🐶

2017-11-14: I’m a cranky old curmudgeon who refuses to use anything but grid paper, but the new Field Notes …

2017-11-14: Photo Challenge Day Four: ‘Up Close’ It’s day four, so we’ve made it past the halfway mark with the Micro.blog photo challenge! …

2017-11-14: You have to give most of the credit to the players for rising to the occasion, but Celtics GM Danny …

2017-11-13: Micro.blog photo challenge day three: “On the Move”. The New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad …

2017-11-13: News Consumption After Twitter I’m a couple of weeks into my effort to rework my information consumption, and so far it’s going …

2017-11-13: Photo Challenge Day Three: ‘On the Move’ The fun of seeing a bunch of delicious food and drinks from around the world yesterday definitely …

2017-11-12: Micro.blog photo challenge day two: “Tasty”. The “Neu Bleu” at dNB Burgers, New Bedford, Mass.

2017-11-12: Photo Challenge Day Two: ‘Tasty’ Wow, I was thinking it would be pretty cool if 10 or 12 people participated in the Micro.blog photo …

2017-11-11: I just updated my photo challenge roundup post with all of the photos I’m aware of as of right …

2017-11-11: Micro.blog photo challenge day one: “Squares”.

2017-11-11: Photo Challenge Day One: ‘Squares’ Today is day one of our informal Micro.blog photo challenge. Since Micro.blog doesn’t yet have a …

2017-11-10: Whoa. No Horford. Lost Kyrie in the 1st. No shots falling. No calls from the refs. Nonetheless, the …

2017-11-10: Friday Favorites Here are a few of my favorite observations from Micro.blog this week: Preparing Micro.blog for the …

2017-11-09: OK, software update applied, so hopefully this maddening iOS bug is fixed. I guess I need to get …

2017-11-09: Micro.blog Photo Challenge Yesterday, I floated the idea of doing an informal photo challenge on Micro.blog. I’ve been in a bit …

2017-11-08: The Lakers dug their way out an early hole, but the Celtics held on to extend the winning streak to …

2017-11-08: I’m trying to give myself a kick to get out and take some photos. I’m curious whether …

2017-11-08: It seems like there is a little bit of light in the darkness of politics today.

2017-11-06: Migrating from Squarespace to Micro.blog Reading about how Micro.blog’s new Wordpress migration tool works got me wondering whether it would …

2017-11-06: The Hawks kept it too close for comfort, but Kyrie went into “Calm down, I got this” mode. The …

2017-11-05: That’s eight in a row for the Celtics. Sorry, I’m going to post every time until this streak ends. 🏀

2017-11-04: Gutsy comeback by the Celtics, chipping away at an 18-point halftime deficit to a tough OKC team to …

2017-11-03: The world’s first animoji music video. 🤣

2017-11-03: Ooh, Things for iPad got some keyboard shortcuts today. Still missing an important one for me (Move …

2017-11-03: Friday Favorites Here are a few of my favorite observations from Micro.blog this week: iOS Sharing Extension We got …

2017-11-02: The New York Times has an interesting roundup of iconic New York locations that could have turned …

2017-11-01: First Geno Time of the season, courtesy of the Sacramento Kings. 🏀

2017-10-31: Blue-haired ninja and Pikachu are ready for some Halloween fun.

2017-10-30: Celtics ran away from the Spurs to make it a five-game winning streak and secure coveted Micro.blog …

2017-10-30: Like a few hundred thousand of my neighbors in the northeast U.S., I woke up with no electricity …

2017-10-28: Four in a row for the Celtics. 🏀

2017-10-28: Outside the Zeiterion Theater in New Bedford, Mass.

2017-10-27: Glaser, my glazier.

2017-10-27: If I ever get into local politics, public sparkling water fountains for all will definitely be at …

2017-10-27: I wish more sites offered writer-specific RSS feeds like The Intercept does.

2017-10-27: Friday Favorites Here are a few of my favorite observations from Micro.blog this week: Improved User Discovery Screen …

2017-10-26: “The Uninhabitable Village”, another great New York Times interactive story, gets up …

2017-10-26: Great win by the Celtics. Horford and Kyrie are starting to gel, and the young guys are stepping up …

2017-10-26: The iPad is Too Good As I focus on my information diet, I’m going to make a conscious effort to use my iPad less. The …

2017-10-26: I’ve enjoyed the first few episodes of the Hurry Slowly podcast. The focus is on being more …

2017-10-25: My Information Diet It was pretty easy for me to stop posting to Twitter and Facebook. It just kind of happened without …

2017-10-20: Friday Favorites Here are a few of my favorite observations from Micro.blog this week: Shared Niche Interests …

2017-10-19: I think I’m doing Apple keyboard grievance week wrong. MacBook Pro keyboard works fine, but iPad …

2017-10-17: I’m going to spend the next couple of hours trapped between my desire to watch the Celtics season …

2017-10-17: If you’re planning to visit Boston (or would like a good virtual tour), tech exec Joe Kinsella put …

2017-10-17: Fighting a nasty head cold today today, and new toys were just delivered. So, this afternoon’s …

2017-10-16: Low-Tech Micro.blog User Discovery I’ve been trying to think of things that we, as Micro.blog users, can do to hack user discovery …

2017-10-16: The Unsplash Awards showcase some wonderful photography, and I also love how Unsplash included …

2017-10-16: Jean-Louis Gassée has an interesting take on Tesla’s Model 3 production woes in his Monday …

2017-10-16: Good way to start the week.

2017-10-11: The Daily has a pitch-perfect treatment of the Harvey Weinstein situation today. And I rolled right …

2017-10-11: It didn’t take long for heads to start rolling at Fenway. I’d love to see Alex Cora get the manager …

2017-10-11: I managed to embed a Wufoo form on my contact page with consistent typography to the main site. The …

2017-10-11: I did some Typekit/CSS hackery on my micro.blog-hosted site. I’d love any feedback / bug reports if …

2017-10-10: Viewfinder is an interesting app concept (not yet available). Use it to discover good locations and …

2017-10-10: There is a long and very weird story behind how Blade Runner got its name.

2017-10-08: Thoughts on Microblogging Tone On the surface, the microblog-style posts I’ve been experimenting with aren’t very different from …

2017-10-07: A Day on Buzzards Bay My dad is a licensed sea captain and has a retirement gig running one of the pilot boats that serves …

2017-10-06: As we pour one out for AOL Instant Messenger today, Louise Matsakis makes the case that Facebook …

2017-10-06: Journalist Mark Mooney published his own obituary today, after documenting his battle with prostate …

2017-10-06: I finished The Punch Escrow by Tal M. Klein (Amazon | iBooks). It's a sci-fi thriller centered …

2017-10-04: Decades before the selfie craze, Bill Washburn sat an Olympus rangefinder on the dash of his taxi …

2017-10-04: Politico reporters Dan Diamond and Rachana Pradhan shared a behind-the-scenes look at the months of …

2017-10-03: I came for the backstory on the Pixar lamp and ended up getting hit with literally all of the …

2017-10-03: Wesley Lowery, whose reporting I also clung to in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, …

2017-10-03: I’ve been playing around with the latest Instapaper beta after a long stretch of using Safari …

2017-10-02: Both work and parenting have had me on the ropes a bit over the last week or two, so I got a little …

2017-09-30: The Inside Story of the Great Silicon Heist is a fascinating look at the hidden underbelly of the …

2017-09-30: I finished The Caledonian Gambit by Dan Moren (Amazon | iBooks) today. Moren, best known for his …

2017-09-26: Readwise made the jump to public beta today. It’s a simple idea: resurface those passages you …

2017-09-25: Short Trip by Alexander Perrin is such a lovely mashup of analog and digital. I can't wait to see …

2017-09-24: The California legislature is making some interesting moves to try to complicate Trump’s re-election …

2017-09-23: I’ve been binge-watching season three of Narcos. From an authenticity standpoint, I respect the fact …

2017-09-23: There’s something about repurposed shipping container living that really appeals to me. I’d love to …

2017-09-21: South Korea's Olympic medal design game is strong.

2017-09-21: It was a treat to discover two new episodes of There Goes the Neighborhood (Apple | Overcast) in my …

2017-09-20: A Microblogging Experiment I've been in a funk with all things writing and social media. My writing on this site fizzled out …

2017-09-18: The new Field Notes edition looks amazing from a design achievement standpoint, but more and more, I …

2017-09-17: I tore through Shallow Graves: The Hunt for the New Bedford Highway Serial Killer in two days, which …

2017-09-15: Large clam boat leaving harbor in New Bedford, Mass.

2017-09-15: Stepping Back from the Bleeding Edge With the arrival of Apple pre-order day, I ended up doing the complete opposite of my prediction of …

2017-09-14: The Internet is awash in Apple event recaps today. While I skipped most, I really enjoyed Dan …

2017-09-14: This might be my new go-to spot when I need a change of work scenery. Free charging, restrooms, a …

2017-09-14: Speaking of SpaceX, they posted an amazing video montage on YouTube of their many failures and more …

2017-09-14: I just finished Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future. It was an engaging …

2017-09-12: My initial impulse is to stick with the iPhone 7 Plus but upgrade my watch to cellular. Given that I …

2017-09-12: Gotta go back and watch the Apple Watch and Apple TV parts now. Someone had the nerve to call me …

2017-09-12: I bet Arya Stark could beat Face ID.

2017-09-12: Live stream crapping out repeatedly during Face ID unveil. Brutal.

2017-09-12: Good job by Phil presenting iPhone 8 as more than a spec update / second fiddle to whatever the …

2017-09-11: My 9-year-old and I visited the 9/11 Memorial & Museum a few months ago. We took the Youth and …

2017-09-10: Behind the abandoned Atlas Tack factory in Fairhaven, MA. Fairly picturesque for a former EPA …

2017-09-10: It’s been a while since I’ve seen one of these units.

2017-09-07: This Equifax security breach is so maddening. Screw-ups happen, but if you’re in the business …

2017-09-06: Nissan Leaf Range Extender Kit I used my Nissan Leaf “range extender kit” (aka bike rack) for the first time today. It …

2017-09-06: I’m really digging the Spark for Mac email app. It has some nice customization and third-party …

2017-09-06: Yikes, there are now documented cases of hackers gaining “switch-flipping” access to U.S. power grid …

2017-09-05: Hmm, I wonder if Tim Cook will highlight the Red Sox’ innovative use of the Apple Watch in his …

2017-09-05: Mount Hope Bridge from Bristol, Rhode Island.

2017-09-04: Jason Fried’s thoughts on taking the time to form coherent thoughts versus thrashing around in …

2017-09-01: LensRentals.com shared a pretty amazing set of photos of the various ways that their customers …

2017-08-30: I have so many questions about Hyatt’s app icon.

2017-08-25: When your “Cool Ranch Doritos for two?” pick up line finally works.

2017-08-25: I’m pretty underwhelmed by Apple’s forays into originally TV programming so far, but I have to admit …

2017-08-24: Deepest dive I’ve seen into how Waymo uses both simulations and real-world testing to train its …

2017-08-24: Just finished Mussolini’s Arctic Airship. Short read about a wild intersection of ego, politics, and …

2017-08-24: Trying to imagine to imagine the “let’s replace all the handicapped spots with Lexus spots!” …

2017-08-21: He’s a little early.

2017-08-20: From the ongoing series “Pork Buns Spencer Has Known”

2017-08-18: In the 🌽 zone.

2017-08-18: Solid showing by Boston on the rush hour traffic misery index.

2017-08-16: I’m really enjoying the Rekindled beta so far. It sends me email collections of passages …

2017-08-11: Great update to the YNAB mobile app yesterday. Fixed the only weak link in a otherwise great …

2017-06-25: Just got sunscreen in my eye for the first time of the year, so summer has officially begun.

2017-06-02: Nailed it!

2017-06-01: Laying on the couch fail.

2017-06-01: Cleaning out some old photos and found this time capsule from October 2011.

2017-05-31: Award for worst Mac Touch Bar design decision goes to Microsoft including an easily mis-fired Send …

2017-05-31: Trying to come up with something clever from my first micro.blog post. … … OK, I’ve got nothin’.

2017-02-27: Top of the Podcast Queue I've been an enthusiastic podcast listener for many years, but several months ago I noticed …

2017-01-31: My Accidental Video Editing Application Bake Off I would describe my video editing expertise level as "jack of all applications, master of …

2017-01-27: The Itinerant Printer Rides Again A couple of years ago, I wrote about Chris Fritton, aka “The Itinerant Printer.” At the time, he was …

2017-01-25: Gearing Up for Video I’m going to start my series on video by getting some gear talk out of my system. I love …

2017-01-20: Developing My Video Skills I’ve aspired to improve my video skills for a long time. As much as I enjoy writing and still …

2017-01-17: Modern Stationer is Now Lane Changes It's time to try something different. I love pens and paper as much as ever, but my drive to test …

2016-07-13: Embracing Simplicity and Familiarity Despite my many months of neglecting this site, people still show up every day. And sometimes they …

2015-07-31: The Path Forward I started this blog as an escape. I had a job that I liked but didn’t love. But there were a lot of …

2015-04-10: Lamy 2000 One of the first big milestones along the fountain pen journey is that first jump over the $100 mark …

2015-04-03: Founding Baron Fig Joey Cofone, one of the founders of Baron Fig, is writing a series of posts on Medium about the …

2015-03-25: New Everyday Carry Additions I made it a whopping one and a half months out from my New Year’s Day pocket dump without any …

2015-02-25: Mortified Podcast Mortified is a hard thing to describe concisely. It’s a stage show. It’s a documentary. It’s a TV …

2015-02-20: One Man's Obsession with Rediscovering a Lost Typeface I feel a little better about my frequent 20-minute computer font procrastination forays after …

2015-02-18: Hands On with CursiveLogic A couple of weeks ago, I linked to the CursiveLogic Kickstarter project, an innovative effort to …

2015-02-16: The Right Kind of Friction What do you do when one of the best bag companies in the business gives you the keys to their blog …

2015-02-12: Valentine's Day Emergency Response My 6-year-old is fickle. For weeks, he had zero interest in Valentine’s Day. Then, with one school …

2015-02-11: Paper Pastries Wooden Border Stencil Back in November, I discovered a nifty and inexpensive little envelope addressing tool called The …

2015-02-10: Death to Typewriters Marcin Wichary, a designer at Medium: You see, I blame typewriters for double-handedly setting …

2015-02-09: Bookniture: Furniture Hidden in a Book I can’t really justify spending $60 on this, but man is it cool. I’m fantasizing about building …

2015-02-07: USPS: Q and A with Jessica Hische I loved this video Q&A with lettering artist Jessica Hische about the creation of her Forever …

2015-02-05: The Distance Internet culture – and even mainstream business reporting – celebrates the extremes. The overnight …

2015-02-04: Neatography When I first started Modern Stationer, Lindsey Hinkle, who runs the online stationery shop and …

2015-02-03: CursiveLogic My 6-year-old son recently expressed interest in learning to write in cursive. Naturally, I'm very …

2015-01-28: Estilo The word "curation" is thrown around liberally online, but greeting card subscription services are …

2015-01-20: Edison Collier I walked into the Commonwealth Pen Show last September thinking that I knew what I liked in fountain …

2015-01-16: Fountain Pens are Actually Fascinating I really enjoyed this short video that National Geographic made with Richard Binder. It's only …

2015-01-09: Budgeting for Fountain Pens and Other Fun Budgeting has been on my topic list for a while, but it's an easy one to skip over. Let's face it, …

2015-01-05: The Putter One of my goals for 2015 is to extend the "buy it for life" philosophy that I love so much about …

2015-01-01: New Year's Day Pocket Dump Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed some downtime with friends and family over the holidays. I took …

2014-12-16: The Itinerant Printer One of the (many) great things about letterpress printing is that it's dominated by small shops in …

2014-12-15: J. Herbin Stormy Grey Ink Giveaway Winner A big thank you to everyone who entered my J. Herbin Stormy Grey Ink giveaway. The random number …

2014-12-12: Doane Paper Small Utility Notebook The distinctive Doane Paper grid+lines paper format has many fans, but I didn't really connect with …

2014-12-11: Paperholm, a Growing Paper City Edinburgh-based artist Charles Young is building a paper city on Tumblr. Every day, he posts a new …

2014-12-08: J. Herbin Stormy Grey Ink Giveaway J. Herbin launched the 1670 collection in 2010 to commemorate its 340th anniversary. Stormy Grey, …

2014-12-05: Nicely Noted There are many great stationery products out there, but finding them can take some time. They come …

2014-12-03: 2014 Holiday Gift Wrap Guide They say that behind every pen and paper obsessed man, there is a wrapping paper obsessed woman. OK, …

2014-12-03: Baron Fig Limited Edition Notebooks It may be that I'm becoming a Grinch in my advancing years, but Black Friday and the associated …

2014-11-26: Corresponding with Santa As I crawl towards the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend here in the U.S., I'm really looking …

2014-11-24: Congratulations, You Suck at Parking Haven't you always wanted to combine your love of handmade letterpress cards with your desire to …

2014-11-21: The Lettermate After working with hundreds of couples to create custom wedding invitations and save the date cards, …

2014-11-20: Factory Made, a Hand-Cut Paper Artwork Collection Brooklyn-based multimedia artist Michael Hambouz grew up in the shadow of the French Paper Company …

2014-11-18: DIYVR, a Cardboard DIY Virtual Reality Kit The folks behind DODOcase are running a Kickstarter to create DIYVR, a do-it-yourself kit that aims …

2014-11-15: Time Shifting My Web Wanderings I'm never more than 5 seconds away from a Google search interface. This is incredibly valuable about …

2014-11-12: First Impression: Field Notes 'Ambition' Edition The folks at Field Notes released "Ambition," their latest seasonal COLORS edition, today. They've …

2014-11-11: Thinking of Those Who Have Served Richard Binder, on his Facebook page (no login required): Lieutenant Marshall was carrying this pen …

2014-11-10: Sad Day Series Postcards Whenever I travel for business, I'm always on the lookout for cool postcards to send to my sons. I …

2014-10-31: Karas Kustoms Ink Review While the number of product reviews that show up here may suggest otherwise, I actually have pretty …

2014-10-30: The Trials of White Boy Rick I subscribe to The Atavist, an electronic publication that publishes one long-form story per month. …

2014-10-28: Lagom Magazine The Swedish word "lagom" is loosely translated as "just the right amount." That's exactly the vibe …

2014-10-22: Baron Fig Apprentice Review Baron Fig, creators of the well-regarded Confidant hardcover journal, recently launched the …

2014-10-18: The Kansas City Royals' Hallmark Moment If you're on the fence regarding who to root for in the 2014 World Series, it's worth noting that …

2014-10-16: Covered: A New Podcast About Books and Writers Harry Marks of Curious Rat fame launched a new bi-weekly podcast called "Covered" on Monday. It's …

2014-10-14: Pilot Falcon Review There is an inevitable step along the decent into fountain pen madness when flexible nib curiosity …

2014-09-30: Commonwealth Pen Show Highlights While there have been pen shows in Boston in years past, the prospects were looking a bit bleak for …

2014-09-26: What is a Pen? A pen is a satisfying tool to use for its intended purpose. A pen is a piece of design to admire or …

2014-09-24: Platinum #3776 Sai Review I've been intrigued by the Platinum #3776 Century pens for some time, but Platinum's extensive use …

2014-09-18: Thoughts on Field Notes Unexposed Warning: This post contains pictures of the new Field Notes Unexposed edition. If you are still …

2014-09-16: DDC and Field Notes Fun at American Field As pen and paper geeks, I think we can all agree that there aren't many cooler ways to spend an …

2014-09-15: Bullet Journal Kickstarter Campaign It's a safe bet that this site wouldn't exist had I not stumbled upon the Bullet Journal system. The …

2014-09-11: Kokuyo Systemic Refillable Notebook Cover Review I'm still enjoying the Muji High Quality Easy-Open Notebook as my daily driver Bullet Journal, so I …

2014-09-09: Smudge Ink Custom Letterpress Notecards Letterpress printing shares many of the same attributes that I appreciate about fountain pens. It's …

2014-09-05: Backpocket Journal Tomoe River Edition Review For those of us who love both fountain pens and Field Notes pocket notebooks, hope springs eternal …

2014-09-02: Flying with Fountain Pens Commercial air travel is not a hassle-free proposition for anyone, but fountain pen fans face an …

2014-08-22: Pelikan Souverän M405 Review I'm a big fan of blue black ink. I'm also one of those people who puts way too much thought into how …

2014-08-20: Muji Kraft Stationery Review I went a little "kraft krazy" during my recent Muji visit. In addition to the kraft A5 notebook, I …

2014-08-14: Muji High Quality Easy-Open Notebook Review In addition to my recent Muji pen purchases, I also picked up a variety of stationery items as part …

2014-08-11: Nock Co. x Dudek Modern Goods Idea Dock Review Following their very successful Kickstarter last October, the Pen Addict himself, Brad Dowdy, and …

2014-08-08: Muji Fountain Pen Review As I tweeted about at the time, I stumbled upon a "Muji to Go" store at Terminal 5 of JFK Airport …

2014-08-04: A Visit to The Crayola Experience During a recent family trip to visit my wife's parents, we were staying about 10 minutes from the …

2014-08-01: Kaweco AL Sport Review It wasn't long after I caught the fountain pen bug that I wanted to start carrying one with me at …

2014-07-26: Clairefontaine Basics Life. Unplugged Staplebound Duo Review As I set out on my quest for a good two-book Bullet Journal setup, my search for a good softcover …

2014-07-15: Waiting with Grace Giveaway Winners It was great fun running my first giveaway last week. I received some funny comments in response my …

2014-07-10: My Search for a Two-Book Bullet Journal Setup As I often gush about, I'm a big fan of hardbound notebooks. In fact, I've grown to like them a bit …

2014-07-07: Q&A and Giveaway: Waiting with Grace Hand Lettered Goods One of my goals for this site is to put the spotlight on creative people doing great things. I'm …

2014-07-01: Baron Fig Road Test and Quick Tips I filled up my first Baron Fig notebook last week, and overall I've been very happy with it. In …

2014-06-24: Pilot Vanishing Point Review Apologies in advance for the terrible pun, but the Pilot Vanishing Point is the fountain pen that …

2014-06-23: 2015 Newton Pens Scholarship Raffle After reading The Pen Addict's Kaweco Liliput Brass Body Fountain Pen review last week, I found …

2014-06-18: Clairefontaine Classic Wirebound Notebook Review I don't really like spiral-bound notebooks. I don't really like lined paper. Yet, the Clairefontaine …

2014-06-13: Making Bullet Journal My Own As I've written about before, Ryder Carroll's Bullet Journal methodology played a major role in …

2014-06-10: Fountain Pen Friendly Thank You Notes As I was getting reacquainted with pens and paper, thank you notes were a great way for me to dip a …

2014-06-09: Introduction to the Art of Modern Calligraphy on Skillshare As I noted in my handwriting post, I am interested in developing my hand lettering and drawing …

2014-06-07: Cardtorial Real Wood Father's Day Cards As part of my efforts to be more proactive with greeting cards, I've been on the lookout for unique …

2014-06-06: A Pen Geek in Seoul My wife and I recently completed the process of adopting our second child from South Korea. The …

2014-05-29: Baron Fig Confidant Review Ever since I caught the Bullet Journal bug, I've been paying close attention to the large (A5 or …

2014-05-27: Extreme Makeover: Handwriting Edition When I first rediscovered the joys and practical benefits of writing by hand, I was very frustrated …

2014-05-22: DDC Brand Stuff Sheath I do most of my "serious business" in my bullet journal, but I'm also a big believer in having a …

2014-05-21: Dukek Modern Goods T-Shirts Mike Dudek over at the The Clicky Post, who I mentioned in my greeting cards post, just launched …

2014-05-20: Finding a Unique Voice I deliberated quite a bit before starting this blog. There are so many great pen, paper, and writing …

2014-05-20: Getting Started with Fountain Pens In my earlier post about Bullet Journaling, I described how I've given up all of my complicated …

2014-05-19: Rebooting My Relationship with Greeting Cards I couldn't believe that I let it happen again. There I was, fresh off a red-eye flight, frantically …

2014-05-18: How I Learned to Love Paper Again I was never very good at managing paper. For much of my life, I was a “stacker.” Stacks …