The Collection

Last year, I posted about my plan to limit myself to ten nice pens and, since then, I’ve had plenty of people get in touch to say they’re imposing their own limits – sometimes more than ten, sometimes less – and talking about their experiences. Just as often, I have people asking how I manage my collection and the decision about which pens to keep or sell. While I wouldn’t say it’s an organised system, there is an approach that I use and I’ll share it in today’s post.

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A Philippine Retrospective

This week, my partner Lisa uploaded hundreds and hundreds of photos to Facebook about our Philippine adventure and I spent a couple of hours this morning going through them. It triggered a lot of happy memories and reminded me that I haven't really written about my time there. Given that I've been back since April, this post is obviously long overdue. But that time has given me some perspective, time to forget the things which bothered me (the traffic!) and to discern which things really mattered. I’ve come to realise that the most valuable thing about our experience was the people we met, the friends we made, and the wonderful community we were welcomed into. 

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Lamy Followup

Quite a bit of feedback on last week’s post and I must apologise to those who have gotten in touch but haven’t received a response (yet). We’re in the middle of final exams and students are claiming most of my free time but I’ll try to get back to everyone. Today’s short post will follow up on a few pieces of feedback which I thought were interesting.

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