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Remember 8-tracks. Seriously.

I say “remember 8-tracks” because there was a time when 8-track audio cassette tapes were objects of derision and synonymous with obsolete technology (although today they have their collectors).   Read more…


Why handwriting counts, and neatness doesn’t

Handwriting:  Sometimes illegible, sometimes beautiful, but always important.  When you are creating your ethical will or other format legacy communication, it is part of the gift you are giving.

Why?  For a number of reasons.  In part, probably for a similar reason a friend currently deployed to Afghanistan gave for why getting actual letters Read more…

Resource: archival-quality pens, not fountain

if you like fiber-tip-like finepoint pens rather than fountain pens or rollerballs, and don’t mind using another disposable stick, you might very much like the Sakura Pigma Micron Pen M901 (pH neutral black pigment ink).  These pens (which come in several different colors) are much-used by professional Read more…

Resource: archival-quality (and beautiful) inks for fountain pen and rollerball

No, not Noodler Sink — Noodler’s Ink!

We are including this information for those of you choosing your materials and who like to use fountain pens.  Noodler’s even makes a refillable rollerball pen!  They have a wide range of colors and several categories of ink.  Here’s an excerpt from their site:

“Many Noodler’s inks such as “eternal” and “bulletproof” inks are made with the ideal of reaching out as far into immortality as the written word permits Read more…

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