Saturday, September 27, 2008


At mid-morning on Saturday I walked over to Flax Art & Design for a box and some ribbon to wrap a gift for my daughter. They would both be solids, I knew that in advance, but had no preconceptions about the details, trusting to Flax for a stimulating choice.

Of course I also bought a few other essentials. Like some letterpress-printed note cards, and several competing roller balls. I consume roller balls like a python consumes rats. My broad nib fountain pen remains my favorite by far of all possible writing tools, but is also picky about situations and surfaces. Where the roller ball by contrast is omnivorous.