In his tribute to Steve Watkins, an editor with Outdoor Photography magazine, landscape artist Bruce Percy noted: “He was completely enthusiastic, encouraging, supportive, and willing to give contributors to the magazine free rein in coming up with ideas.” Bruce Percy, Photographer I started reflecting on my own past and all the great editors I have … Continue reading What makes a good magazine editor?
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”
New York is one place where I get a break from the routine and get some time to contemplate. Ironic, considering that New York City is the urban equivalent of Twitter – constant distractions, noisy and full of spectacles and spectacular. The obvious benefit: walking five miles a day results in me losing between 5-7 … Continue reading Mirror