“Well if you wondered why NiceCupOfTeaAndASitDown had gone a bit quiet, we’ve been taking a much earned break down in Cornwall on another of our Celtic tea tours. The Cornish consider themselves to be Celts and have their own Celtic... Read More


Lost and found?

“Have you ever lost one of your notebooks? And if you did, did you get it back? Have you written your address in your notebook? How about a reward?” Irma @ Moleskinerie/ORKUT Image: ©2002 FFB … i have never, [yet],... Read More


Coast to Coast Radio

“Thursday, May 20, 2004 Top 10 Conspiracy Theories of 2003-2004 Conspiracies abound. How near is the truth? – Ball Lightning Doesn’t Explain Facts in Mexico Case Mexican experts dispute meteorological phenomena hypothesis. – Japanese Atlantis Mysterious underwater carvings are believed... Read More



“The earliest citation for this word comes from the Liber Medicinalis , a book written in the late second or early third centuries by Quintus Serenus Sammonicus, physician to the Emperor Caracalla and a follower of the Alexandrian Gnostic teacher... Read More



“This famous bird has a long history, as it was the spiritual protector of the Mayan chiefs. It is said that the Quetzal would accompany them everywhere, aiding them in battle, and dying when they died. Legend has it that... Read More


This Week on Moleskinerie

May 17 Postal Notes, Naikan, Linden Orchid Prints 1885-1894, fOllyfOliO May 18 Stencil Revolution, brushtrokes, The Journals Lewis and Clark May 19 Balls of Strings, Earthquake Summary, Absinthe Minded , Tricia – By The Inch May 20 Decapoda Crustacea, The... Read More


Mark’s Japan Journal

“(I went to Tokyo for a couple of days. I’l be posting excerpts from my journal here.) It’s 4am in Tokyo (noon LA time). I just went downstairs to call my wife. First, I had to get change for my... Read More


Pen Talk

I use this… The simple, black Bic Clic. I’ve tried to write with fancy pens but the basic ones seem more pleasing 🙂 And the expensive ones aren’t any fun to chew on, I guess I’m very tactile and have... Read More


Jay Pritzker Pavilion by Frank Gehry

Jay Pritzker Pavilion The centerpiece of Millennium Park is the Frank Gehry-designed Jay Pritzker Pavilion, the most sophisticated outdoor concert venue of its kind in the United States. Visible from Michigan Avenue and beyond, the Pavilion stands 120-feet high, with... Read More


Lightning 101

“The time between seeing a lightning flash and hearing the thunder it produces is a rough guide to how far away the lightning was. Normally, thunder can be heard up to 10 miles from the lightning that makes it. Lightning... Read More