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Hemingway’s Notebooks

I have to wonder if Hemingway kept notebooks, and if he did, were they filled with such prattle as written by novice writers? Did he burn the early ones? Did he edit, tear, burn the bits that made him sound like a writer unsure of his footing, or like a mere mortal listening to the […]

Syncing a Newton with a Modern Mac

My Newton MessagePad 2100 remains disconnected from my computer and the world at large while I wait for a) a Newton 2100 Serial Adapter Dongle; or b) Andriano’s Newton-USB dongle. Thus I’m taking this time to play around with my Newton eMate 300 and a few of the available sync programs. To tell the truth, […]

YANN – Yet Another Newton Newbi...

YANN – Yet Another Newton Newbie

In two articles for DIYPlanner, one about the MessagePad 2100 and another about the eMate, I mentioned how I’ve got the decade-old Apple Newton bug. Given that the site is mostly about paper-based fetishes, there’s only so much I can say there without upsetting the apple cart. (No pun intended.) Here I can say a […]

Tinderbox as a Writer’s Tool

Tinderbox as a Writer’s Tool

For a year or so now, I’ve been evaluating quite a number of digital brainstorming tools in order to find one that best serves the way I think, the way I make associations, and the way in which I like to fiddle with vague and ethereal ideas before they become solid. I’ve tried plain text […]

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Iris and Sea, Cape Spear, Newfoundland

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Sad Monkey in Zoo.

Owl in Calgary Zoo

Peter Pan Statue, Bowring Park

Woodpecker at Cameron Falls, NWT

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Whooping Crane

Bison outside Behchoko, NWT

Bison outside Behchoko, NWT

Bison outside Behchoko, NWT

Cameron Falls, NWT

Giant Mine

Twillingate Lighthouse

Rosehips at Dusk

Derelict Mining Truck in Yellowknife