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Get it now! The latest installment in the Alexa Hernandez saga is now available on Amazon! Her troubles from Bleeding the Little Lambs have only become more dangerous and complex, and now she has a nosy boss breathing down her… Continue Reading…

I have been deeply afraid of working with gold nibs as a base for stacking projects. The spectre of melting holes in nibs that cost so much money haunts me. But, you know, you have to do things that scare… Continue Reading…

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Since I left my job in April, I’ve been feeding our local feral cat population. That’s also included working on socializing them. This has been a challenge and a joy. One of the cats, Moon (my name for her), was… Continue Reading…

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Last year, Rachel and I adopted a cat from a no-kill shelter nearby. They specialize in hard-to-adopt and special needs cats. We were specifically looking for an older cat as a companion to Sandy. We had recently lost our girl,… Continue Reading…

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Godzilla and King Kong. The Thing and The Blob. Count Dracula and werewolves. The Kraken and dinosaurs and giant mutant spiders…

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I decided to get my hands on some Bock nibs to see how they work for stacking in comparison to the Jowo nibs that I normally use. The short answer is that they work really well, in fact they’ve got… Continue Reading…

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Sometimes, you make a perfect nib. This Kissaki 2 may be the very best architect grind nib I have ever made. I changed my construction style and I didn’t even need an adjustment weld to make it work smoothly. It’s… Continue Reading…

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Mrs. Henry was tough. She was my 5th and 6th grade science teacher. She’s also Mr. Dunn’s sister. While you could call him strict, Mrs. Henry was the epitome of it. I think you would find her photo in a… Continue Reading…

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I have wanted to say something about Black Lives Matter, but it is a struggle to speak about a movement. Black Lives Matter is personal, but it is the ocean compared to the pond of my life. The ocean is… Continue Reading…

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