Archive for the ‘Miscellanea’ Category

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Sad News

02/21/2015

There is no other way to say this but straight up. Dick Egolf passed away two days ago. He was the founder of Luxury Brands, LLC, distributor of Platinum and Noodler’s products and a good friend to the fountain pen community.

Dick was known for amongst other things enormous generosity. In fact he gave me my first Platinum #3776 Music Nib several years ago which instantly became my favorite. Over time he sent many inks and pens and contributed greatly to keeping Inkophile alive. For that I will be forever grateful.

Dick’s legacy will be carried forward by family members, Carol and John Gillett. They have been running the day-to-day business for the past year though Dick continued to be involved with the nurturing of his dream.

Thank you, Dick, for your contribution to the fountain pen world. You will be missed.

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Instagram And The Inkophile, Part 2

12/19/2014

At least for now, you can find me as TheInkophile on Instagram. Only a few photos to share, but after the holidays, quality and frequency will increase.

Speaking of the holidays, Christmas came early with the arrival of the Sony Xperia from Leigh that allowed me to join Instagram. It is a 6″ phone, huge compared to the iPhones my kids use, and it resides next to my laptop allowing me to easily track social media. With Evernote and the Dolphin browser installed, almost anything is possible. My photos are a bit too dark, but I’m working on that. Folks on Instagram seem to be pretty tolerant and for that I am grateful.

 

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Eccentric Professor

12/12/2014

It’s been a less than thrilling day with not a moment for writing or painting. However, an old friend sent something to brighten things up a bit and I’m passing it along just in case you could use a chuckle, too.

An eccentric philosophy professor gave a one-question final exam after a semester dealing with a broad array of topics.

The class was already seated and ready to go when the professor picked up his chair, plopped it on his desk, and wrote on the board: “Using everything we have learned this semester, prove that this chair does not exist.”

Fingers flew, erasers erased, notebooks were filled in furious fashion. Some students wrote more than 30 pages in one hour attempting to refute the existence of the chair. One member of the class, however, was up and finished in less than a minute.

Weeks later when the grades were posted, the rest of the group wondered how he could have gotten an A when he had barely written anything at all. His answer consisted of two words: “What chair?”

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Instagram And The Inkophile

12/10/2014

Are you on Instagram? Thanks to Leigh’s generous gift of an Android phone (!), I can now play in that humongous pond. Still getting the hang of using the phone’s camera, but that will improve with practice. Unfortunately, Inkophile is taken as is Margana. So I can use my full name or something expressive of my interests. Got any suggestions?

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A Dog, Scarves, Ink And A Journal

11/30/2014

Spent more time writing and less time surfing, but I did find a few items worth sharing…

 

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Orange Delights From Ink To Paint

07/21/2014

Orange is a happy color and a good way to greet the week. While testing (playing) with some orange watercolors, the mail arrived with some orange delights from Karen at Exaclair including an orange Rhodia Webnotebook and a bottle of J. Herbin Orange Indien. Thus orange delights for a happy start to the work week. Lucky me!

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A Few Links For Sunday Treats

06/29/2014

A few tidbits for your Sunday of leisure…

Labradoodle. What a face!

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