Category Archives: For the Love of Pen/Pencil/Paper

15 May 2020

Writing Brings Peace

Writing brings peace in the midst of chaos. Connection in the midst of isolation. Recollection of good memories. Impact for those under-served. “I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.” – Anne Frank The Writing Flow For you, maybe it’s the repetition of a swim stroke, the feel   Read More >

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 >