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The shortest distance between two points is a straight line. But where’s the fun in that?

I’ve been working on a long post all day, and I’m thinking of the quip (Hemingway, I think): write drunk, edit sober. I reversed it for this essay, and it shows, and I don’t care.

So yeah, remember how I said I was all in with Drafts, and I would not be switching to Ulysses? Um.

I’m appalled to find I have a book-length ms of work written in 2020. How is this possible? I swear I spent the year hiding in bed or crushed in a chair staring blankly at an unread book. Frankly, I feel a little queasy that this shitshow year has been so productive for me.

Oh, I said I would be talking about pencils, didn’t I? Sorry, it’ll have to wait a little bit longer.

Two Desenhos, two Bugles, and a Blackwing

From 10 July to yesterday, I posted bookmarks from 43 different bookstores. Sixteen of them are closed and twenty-seven are still around. A better ratio than I was expecting.

But too many are gone without having been replaced, and we are poorer and more vulnerable for it.

I Read Banned Books

We’re over two months into my bookmark tour. I have four envelopes stuffed with bookmarks, including one filled with dozens from Powells alone.

So… what am I using in the book I’m reading right now?


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File Under: “The Cobbler’s Children Go Barefoot”

Well, that was fun: I flipped through a bunch of books and took a bunch of pictures. Buckle up. Three bookmarks down, fifty-nine to go.