Why Pen + Paper are good for you

Even though I love technology and incessantly download productivity apps, I still am a paper-and-pen guy. I love the feel of fine artisanal Japanese paper notebooks and extra-fine nibs of my Sailor fountain pen. I draft my weekly newsletter in the note book. I use it to make my to-do lists, and I write all sorts of random things I learn during the day. Of course, I make notes of my meetings in my notebook — which sits with one or more fountain pens, along with my glasses and a Kindle, in my Dsptch Musette.

My paper and pen obsession has many upsides, as a recent article in Fast Company outlines: Continue reading “Why Pen + Paper are good for you”

Random Notes from a Rainy Wednesday

It has been almost two months since I quit visiting Facebook. I still post photos from my Instagram and occasional notes via Buffer, but if there is anything I miss it is publishing random musings, which are too small for a blog post and too long to be a tweet.

A friend suggested, why don’t you collect all your thoughts and post it as a blog post? And today seemed like a perfect day to start doing this. It is a little grey, rainy and chilly in San Francisco — and for once I have just two meetings during the working day. I have made my favorite tea, and I am sitting in my apartment — just musing about various things. Continue reading “Random Notes from a Rainy Wednesday”