automatic translation

Okay, so I look a lot at fountain pens online ... Amazon and elsewhere. That's my one-year-old-hobby, in case you'd missed that -- fountain pens 🙂 . Sometimes, in Amazon I notice the vendors must have used Google Translate, or something similar, to describe the item in question. Most of the time it's at least …

sign of life

Many times I've been wanting to write something, but just couldn't come up with anything. How things change! I, who used to write every day for quite some time last year. I seem to have lost my knack for writing just about anything. In any event, the blog is alive and will stay that way …

Day One

When I got my first iPhone, back in 2012 ... one of the first things I did was to download the app DayOne. I've mentioned it many times before here in the blog. Then I wrote in it every day, faithfully. Sometimes long entries, full of thoughts and reflections, more often quick notes about trivial …

… and life goes on

It's been awfully quiet on this front -- not one post in well over a month. Christmas and New Year's are over ... stored away. Hardly any pictures have been taken. I guess it's just this time of year I don't feel very inspiring. Besides I've been engrossed in my little world of fountain pens …

news update

Last night, I went into Yahoo Mail to see whether my oldest email account was still alive. It was. I never use it -- I keep it for «sentimental reasons». It's from 1998. Right now, I got one of those 'breaking news' notices on my phone from BBC. I tend to take them more seriously …

a step back

In my case, I think it was good to take a bit of a break from the Web. Not a real break -- I have to go in and check my messages, like everybody else -- but I haven't just hung around like I used to. It got to a point where I almost found …