It’s Philadelphia Pen Show weekend! Pictures are already starting to fly across Instagram, and it looks like it’s going to be a great weekend. I won’t be in attendance, so I’ll be living vicariously through the pictures. Gotta start saving my pennies for Baltimore! Now, on to the links.


A Review of the Clear Habit Journal - Shawn Blanc
It’s always interesting to see a non-pen person review a stationery product. Although, I met Shawn in person at the Atlanta Pen Show in 2017, so maybe he’s not entirely not a pen person.

A Longtime Writing Companion: Japan’s Tsubame Notebook - Nippon.com
A fascinating article that popped up in the Pen Addict slack on the history of the Tsubame notebook. I don’t think I’ve ever reviewed one on this blog, but there might be one hiding in my desk somewhere. I wonder where that is...

Why Write? Penmanship for the 21st Century | Jake Weidmann | TEDxMileHigh - YouTube
This TEDx talk of master penman Jake Weidmann resurfaced recently, and it’s definitely worth a watch. Even for someone who doesn’t need to be convinced of the value of handwriting, there are some fun tidbits in there.

Introducing the Year of Advent: 52 Weeks of Trial and Error - Inkpothesis
And here I thought I was done with “end of year” posts. Jaclyn at Inkpothesis put out a great review of her year, and some of her goals for next year, and accompanied it with some fantastic photography. Check it out.

Has anyone seen Einstein’s Pen? - Musings on Math
I love the obsessive nature of fountain pen people. A study of Einstein’s pens? Sure. Why not?!


And that's it for the week. Getting that big review out earlier this week was a lot of fun, but I'm glad to have it out. Going to work on some other stuff for a bit and see what comes out. Thanks for reading!