Magister Monday #1 – Required Reading

Mondays will have weekly thoughts about writing craft-related stuff. I’m always grateful for Lupe Mendez, Jasminne Mendez, and Icess Fernandez for what they’ve done for me in terms of being a writer in this city. Lupe and Jasminne invited me to lead a small flash fiction workshop as part of their Tintero Readings series. Icess,Continue reading “Magister Monday #1 – Required Reading”

Fountain Pen Friday #1 – Starter Pens

Fountain Pen Fridays are the weekly blog posts/conversations about fountain pens and general stationery. So now that we’ve talked about why fountain pens, I’m going to talk about how best to introduce yourself (or others) to the hobby. In the community this is known as penabling but I also call it pen-vangelizing. I’m going toContinue reading “Fountain Pen Friday #1 – Starter Pens”

wINKsday #2 – Pilot Iroshizuku ku-jaku

Hello, everyone! Hope everyone’s enjoying their Spring Break/Stimulus Day/Ordinary Workday. Today is the official start of my wINKsday series. I thought I’d start with the very first ink I purchased – the Pilot Iroshizuku ku-jaku. Kujaku means peacock in Japanese. It’s also apparently <furious typing> a type of koi fish and a character in Naruto.Continue reading “wINKsday #2 – Pilot Iroshizuku ku-jaku”

Welcome to the Obsidian Palms

It’s been years since I’ve had anything close to a blog but I’ve got stuff to say and I need somewhere to say it. Okay, that’s a little dramatic. I really just needed another outlet to geek out about some of my favorite things: Fountain pens and writing. And puns! If you’re coming in fromContinue reading “Welcome to the Obsidian Palms”