Link Love: Election Hangover

Regardless of where you live, you probably have an actual or emotional hangover from the US presidential election. As of this post, the results are not conclusive and the results are too close to call. As a result, the stress and strain of this year continues to linger.  The fact that the US election results are so close suggest that the US is very divided politically. This division means many families are disagreeing about politics or can’t even be in the same room.

My wish for the future is to find more things that unite us and to be more understanding when we disagree. We all want security, happiness, good health, and the option for choices in our lives. How we get there is often why we disagree. I want to be optimistic and say that it’s possible to be compassionate and understanding. If we start small… being kind to our neighbors, smiling and saying thank you to anyone who provides a service (delivery drivers, servers, cashiers, etc) and putting our frustration into constructive action (volunteer with an organization that matters to you, donate to charities, write letters to your political leaders or heck, run for office!) we can make the world a better place.

Pen people are some of the most amazing people I’ve ever met. We argue about modern vs. vintage, different nib styles and grinds, paper types and inks (“Who needs all those colors?!?”) but we can all agree we love pens (or pencils or stationery)… so it’s a start!

Friday is Fountain Pen Day. If nothing else, it gives us a reason to keep going… in the meantime, we have lots of pen and ink reviews, ghost cakes, video recommendations from Modern Daily Knitting, and some shameless self-promotion for both our shop (FYI: more notepads will be available Friday or Saturday. We sold out of our first print run!) and for Laura’s new knitting pattern.

Pens:

Ink:

Pencils:

Notebooks & Paper:

Art & Creativity:

Other Interesting Things:


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Now, you can go back to hiding under your covers. Ollie approves.

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