Monthly Archives: January 2020

29 Jan 2020

The Retro 51 Pencil – Always a Good Vintage

Is it strange to have a decade-long love affair with a particular vintage of a pencil? So it is for me and the Retro 1951 brand of mechanical pencil. This gem is the perfect companion for scratching out a grocery list to mapping out a grant proposal plan. “… Life is too short to carry an UGLY   Read More >

2 Jan 2020

Diving into the Decade with 20/20 Purpose

“It is not enough to be industrious; so are the ants. What are you industrious about?” [Henry David Thoreau] Welcome to 2020 and to GRANTdog’s new series of blog posts under the title popPEN w/purpose. As indicated in my bio, I’ve had a pen in my hand for a while now. Somehow, the intentionality to   Read More >