Brain Food

Oliver Zangiwell, who investigated memory loss in brain-damaged patients, owned a large, distinctive fountain pen. At the start of his first session with one new patient, he showed him the pen. When at the end of the session he showed... Read More


they wait…quietly

From John Hutchins in Alaska, this photo from a small book shop in Sitka: "In the crowd of brightly colored blank books, they wait…quietly…for a friend…to bring them home." Image link© All rights... Read More


Happy Halloween!

"The Artist Formerly Known As Prince…with his mom." 10th Annual North Halsted Street Halloween Parade10.31.06 Chicago, Illinois © ABF  View the FLICKR photo set Official Event... Read More


Make Your own World

The unusual 3 dimensional form of this blackboards globe brings out our most creative streak. Educational and lots of fun for adults and children alike. Chalks are included. Made from FSC wood. The Blackboard Globe By Muji Product... Read More


Moleskine Deal!

Just thought I’d share this with the folks here.  I was on vacation last week in PA.  While my wife was shopping for some children’s clothes, I took our energetic 3 year old elsewhere.  I popped into a Borders outlet... Read More


Fabio’s 2008 Calendar

Our friend Fabio (not that Fabio🙂 has an update on his project, all meticulously self-illustrated: "Available the 2008 PDF calendar. Subscribe the newsletter and download for free the calendar. The site and the calendar are personal projects... Read More


LAGALAG Project Arrives in the Philippines

Wilfredo Pascual, an award-winning writer started "Lagalag" (Tagalog: "roam") a traveling journal project for fellow Filipinos around the world. Here’s his update: "Eight months ago, I went to the Napa Valley post office to mail two moleskine notebooks. On its... Read More


Sleepless in NY

"The Tired, Sleepless Huddled Masses" I just returned from NY. Got stuck on a plane at LaGuardia runway for more than 4 hours, returned to the gate to refuel only to be told that the flight was canceled. Spent the... Read More


Be Happy

I’ll be going to NY for yet another meeting so comments and emails will take a while to be attended to. Please be patient. Before I go, here’s a short video clip by H.E. Situ Rinpoche. As we always say,... Read More


In Memory

We remember all those who perished on September 11 and victims of terrorism all over the... Read More