Tag Archives: Perfection

An Apology

Apologies can be kind of hard.  This one was a long time in coming. Since the 1960s, when I discovered Sheaffer school pens (fountain pens that took a 2″ or so cylindrical liquid ink cartridge), I have loved fountain pens.  … Continue reading

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Soundtrack

I was thinking this morning that I’ve mentioned Richard Thompson quite a few times. See, for example, this post and this post. This morning, listening to some of the material that was on the first album of his I ever … Continue reading

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The Day After an Evening with Richard Sachs

You may have heard of Richard Sachs.  Or perhaps you haven’t.  In that case:  You should know that Richard is the dean of American bicycle frame builders.  He takes steel tubing and cast parts and combines them into the foundations … Continue reading

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The Joy of an Upside-Down Bicycle

A bicycle-related post!!! A couple of decades ago, I fancied myself a cyclist.  A serious person, for whom bikes were all and all, etc. So I bought a workstand.  Workstands are wonderful bits of kit that let you clamp a … Continue reading

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I can’t get no Satisfication (It’s in the Bag)

As I have observed before, I like things just so.  And I am addicted to briefcases, messenger bags, and the like.  And as I’ve (almost certainly) observed beforel, I’m going to quit buying them. Right. Well, at least I’m going … Continue reading

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Places I Remember (part X of N): SPBS

Company Logo for St. Paul Book and Stationery   When T and I met, one of the things that I knew guaranteed that we would be in love forever was the fact that we had the same kind of enthusiasms.  … Continue reading

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Stuff and Nonsense

My father is thinking a lot about dying these days. That’s not unreasonable, since he suffers from ALS with a poor prognosis, and since my mom passed away at the beginning of November. So my brother and I have been … Continue reading

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