Moleskines in TV/Movies

Lise: “Fascinating television documentary of investigation into Alexander the Great’s death and if I wasn’t mistaken there was a large sketchbook being used beautifully. The detective leading the investigation was using coloured pens and doing ‘mind maps’ (a la Tony... Read More



Etymology The word varies in spelling; variations include barbeque, BBQ, and Bar-B-Q. Smoky Hale, author of The Great American Barbecue and Grilling Manual (ISBN 0936171030) traces the word back to its Caribbean roots in Taino (one of the Arawak family... Read More


Windmills to Whirligigs

“We (Karen, Natalie & Mike) were looking for a unique science and art connection to wind. We found it with Vollis Simpson and his windmill-powered whirligigs.” From Windmills to Whirligigs © Science Museum of Minnesota... Read More



Day is done, gone the sun, From the hills, from the lake, From the skies. All is well, safely rest, God is nigh. Go to sleep, peaceful sleep, May the soldier or sailor, God keep. On the land or the... Read More


This Week on Moleskinerie

May 24 Quetzal, Abracadabra, Coast to Coast Radio, Lost and found? Image: ©2002 FFB May 25 NiceCupOfTeaAndASitDown, David Graham, Marconi Station, Scream May 26 Dandelion, The Sorting Game, Picture-writing, The Bad Handwritor Index May 27 eBay Item number# 3724798705, Europe... Read More


Old Grey Poet

Light I refuse to reflect on the mystical qualities of light, where light is a word which began life and when life is done so shall be the light. Rather, I sit outside in late summer, anticipate the softening to... Read More


Lost and Found Sounds

“When City Radio opened on New York City’s Cortlandt Street in 1921, radio was a novelty. Over the next few decades, hundreds of stores popped up in the neighborhood: Metro Radio, Blan the Radio Man, Leotone Radio, Cantor the Cabinet... Read More


Yurt 101

“What is a Yurt? Yurt is the name commonly used to refer to a Mongolian Felt Tent or Ger. Mongolians do not usually appreciate the term because it is most often used by Western invaders. So, in spite of this... Read More



“THE MYRMIDONS JUPITER (Zeus), under the disguise of a bull, had carried away Europa, the daughter of Agenor, king of Phoenicia (Tyros). Agenor commanded his son Cadmus to go in search of his sister, and not to return without her.... Read More


Moleskine decoration

Image: Pragmatik Ricardo: Do you have any kind of decoration on the inside cover of your moleskine? If so, what is it? (a photo, drawing, etc…) …. Pragmatik: Baudelaire in there. In the inside cover of my 2004 diary is... Read More