A great month this month with SCRIBEDELIVERY. Zebra Midliners showed up just as my last highlighter was running low. And I have been waiting for an excuse to try the Uni Signo pens.
And Denik Notebooks? Just brilliant, a slightly more creative change from my long shelves of Moleskines.
Hectic and short trip.
Stay classy, San Diego. See you soon!
Things I love about Amtrak: the box of healthy train treats handed out in Business Class on the Pacific Surfliner.
I brought food of my own (a habit I learned in China,) but these goodies are a nice supplement during the 5 hour trip.
Actor/musician Jack Black and his family were aboard as well. Very cool folks and the kids were impeccably behaved.
I think you are cool if…
…you think “B.J.” stands for something you carry around inside a notebook.
The brilliant Kevin Thorn describes how to take notes with doodles. Kevin has a lot more artistic talent than I do, but if you (like my wife) are a more visual person, Kevin’s approach – ideally suited to Moleskines – might be your refuge from pages full of jumbled letters.
Another interesting approach to journaling is Agenda Journaling, which to me is a hybrid between bullet journaling and scrapbooking. Hope Wallace Karney teaches an e-course on how to do this (those are her illustrations above, BTW.)
For those of you who think this is a “girlie” approach to journaling, hold off. I would not consider myself a scrapbooker, but I can see myself moving more in this direction in a couple of years when I shift a lifestyle that is somewhat less timesheet-driven (hint – see the countdown calendar on the sidebar of this blog.) I still catch ephemeris in my bullet journal, but not quite to this extent.
Inspiring. It helps makes the journals a lot more fun than just lists of actions and activities.
I still prefer my iPad mini as a Kindle reader, but this little thing goes where I have to travel light and use little power. Like campouts. Which is why I bought it.
That said, I’ve found another advantage: minimum-distraction reading. I power through more reading on this, as with my iPad I am constantly taking detours into maps, Wikipedia, etc. With the Paperwhite, it’s all about the text, and I zoom through.
Last Saturday, reading intermittently as I followed my wife around Westfield UTC, I shot through a full fifth of Max Hasting’s superb Armageddon: The Battle for Germany 1944-1945. Next up: a book on Agile project management, then about a dozen articles and essays. That should cover me through the weekend.