Easter Eggs, Beaver Dams, and Chad on a Swing

NOTE: This geocache blog might contain spoilers. As with all things geocaching, proceed at your own risk.   I need a bigger backpack. I decided this after our geocaching outing Sunday. Ever since we started caching, we’ve been making mental notes of things we should take with us to make … Continue reading

A Bridge Not Too Far

Snagged another geocache after work last night. Just one. It was a little less than a mile from the house, so we took advantage of the gorgeous weather to skip the gym and walk to the cache site instead. Of course, we were a fair ways from the house when … Continue reading

#ICAD 4 At the Throne of the Faerie King

The girl dropped to her knees at the base of the throne. Not from obeisance like the pale, angular courtiers around her, but from fear. The king could have commanded her to stand. It was his right. But instead he knelt before her, like a supplicant, and brushed the hair … Continue reading

#ICAD Day 3 Unlikely What He Needs

The faerie king frowned at the girl’s coarse wool kirtle and unkempt hair. Not what he’d asked for. Unlikely what he’d need. Pelikan M205 with M nib and Noodler’s Heart of Darkness ink on Oxford Essentials 4×6 index card — which really feathers badly with FP ink, especially when using … Continue reading

#ICAD Day 2 — Into the Hall of the Faerie King

The hall of the faerie king had been a wonder in its day. Even as the peasant girl was led through it now, she gawked at its towering arches and elaborate bas-relief — chipped and worn with time, but still a sight unlike anything she’d ever seen. But her days … Continue reading

2011 Raleigh Pen Show Recap — Day 2

So, I’ve been working on this blog post for three hours now, typing and deleting, typing and deleting, and typing and deleting some more. But, you know what? I think this really is a case where a picture is worth a thousand words:     …………………… The three pens in … Continue reading

2011 Raleigh Pen Show Recap – Day 1

There aren’t a lot of places to buy fountain pens where I live, so when the Raleigh Pen Show rolls around each year Chad and I make a point to go. We ended up double-booking that weekend this year, though, so for a while it didn’t look like we’d be … Continue reading

Muscle Memory

Yesterday morning I sat down at my desk to write my to-do list, like I do every Monday, but when I plucked a pen from my fountain pen cup, the strangest thing happened. I held the pen the same way I always have, the same way I’ve been holding a … Continue reading

I’m Not Fooling Around Anymore

I can’t believe it’s April already. How did this year get away from me? I’ll tell you how. Inertia. Sir Isaac Newton’s principle that a body in motion tends to stay in motion, and a writer surfing the web tends to keep clicking links until she realizes it’s four in … Continue reading