Posted in Sci&Fi Saturday

Sci&Fi Saturday w Jobe

This article about the Hugo awards is really long but really interesting, and very current. From Wired.

Here’s a list of of the top 25 sci fi films of the century so far, from Indie Wire. And as we all know, great movies sometimes come from great written works, such are their picks for Battle Royale (originally a book) and Minority Report (originally a short story), or their honorable mentions for The Host (book), Cloud Atlas (book), and The Hunger Games (series).

And as any good reader of sci fi has known for ages, this Smithsonian article is all about how inventions from science fiction often become real.


Posted in Fountain Pen Friday

Fountain Pen Friday w Jobe

555I’m a completionist who loves the rainbow, so I couldn’t branch out in ink brands until after I completed the rainbow in one brand. Here are the six Diamine inks I chose: Poppy Red, Orange, Sunshine Yellow, Apple Glory, Aqua Blue, and Lavender.

If you’re looking to get started, my first recommendation is to go into your local pen store, Vanness. They are super nice and friendly. We also have a local art supply store, Art Outfitters. After that, check out Jetpens and Goulet Pens.

May I recommend the Jinhao 450 as a great first pen!666

Posted in Thursday Writers

Thursday Writers w Jobe

Do you want to be a published writer some day? Did you know that the best thing you can do is support your local writing community? Buy local art, attend local music shows, read local writers! When it’s specific to the writerly stuff, this concept is called Literary Citizenship, and it’s something Dr. Stephanie Vanderslice talks a lot about, because it’s really important! We all want that opportunity that’s going to help us get where we’re going. Along the path, help as many peers as you can!

Source Elephant Meditation


I got this one from author Carol Anne Shaw



Source Planting Peace