On a typical day I tend to carry a lot of things with me, at least by most people’s standards. These are probably my, what you would call, every day carry items.  First of course we have my bag, which can vary day to day. Pictured is the incaseXbeams back pack. Tech wise right to left we have my apple headphones, kindle, iPhone 5, then iPad mini. While you may think why both an iPad and a kindle, it’s really a matter of purpose. I still mainly use the iPad for work and creating. I would rather read on a kindle if not a book. Below the iPad you have a banker’s bag by Peg & Awl. It keeps everything from just floating around in my bag. On top there is a Colsen & Keane Field Notes cover. I usually keep three notebooks in there. It’s made right here in North Carolina too. Then of course the usual assortment of fountain pens, pocket knife, keys, and so on. I’ll write up a bit more on some of the items later on. See you all soon.

On a typical day I tend to carry a lot of things with me, at least by most people’s standards. These are probably my, what you would call, every day carry items.

First of course we have my bag, which can vary day to day. Pictured is the incaseXbeams back pack. Tech wise right to left we have my apple headphones, kindle, iPhone 5, then iPad mini. While you may think why both an iPad and a kindle, it’s really a matter of purpose. I still mainly use the iPad for work and creating. I would rather read on a kindle if not a book. Below the iPad you have a banker’s bag by Peg & Awl. It keeps everything from just floating around in my bag. On top there is a Colsen & Keane Field Notes cover. I usually keep three notebooks in there. It’s made right here in North Carolina too. Then of course the usual assortment of fountain pens, pocket knife, keys, and so on. I’ll write up a bit more on some of the items later on. See you all soon.

Good God this puppy is adorable. 

Good God this puppy is adorable. 

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Only right this came in today. #prayforBoston

Only right this came in today. #prayforBoston

My little nephew has come to visit from Dublin, and while he’s all smiles, little man does not like a scruffy face. I figured this was the perfect time to stop looking like an old hipster and shave that face. While I may not be ready for a straight razor just yet, the safety razor has had it’s challenges. I now have to take my time when I shave, otherwise it’s like the bathroom scene from Poltergeist. It has been worth it though not just because it’s the closest shave I’ve had in years, but also because little man doesn’t mind snuggling up.

My little nephew has come to visit from Dublin, and while he’s all smiles, little man does not like a scruffy face. I figured this was the perfect time to stop looking like an old hipster and shave that face. While I may not be ready for a straight razor just yet, the safety razor has had it’s challenges. I now have to take my time when I shave, otherwise it’s like the bathroom scene from Poltergeist. It has been worth it though not just because it’s the closest shave I’ve had in years, but also because little man doesn’t mind snuggling up.

"When you stay in your room and rage or sneer or shrug your shoulders, as I did for many years, the world and its problems are impossibly daunting. But when you go out and put yourself in real relation to real people, or even just real animals, there’s a very real danger that you might end up loving some of them. And who knows what might happen to you then?"

— Jonathan Franzen

I’ve been wearing this Miansai casing bracelet for a couple of days now and it’s starting to look like I’ve had it for ages. Bronze tends to take on that quality. It almost gives it even more of a nautical feel. Michael Salger makes different styles of military grade woven cord and metal bracelets and accessories. I’m not one to over do it, but that pure gold iPhone case looks a bit tempting..

I’ve been wearing this Miansai casing bracelet for a couple of days now and it’s starting to look like I’ve had it for ages. Bronze tends to take on that quality. It almost gives it even more of a nautical feel. Michael Salger makes different styles of military grade woven cord and metal bracelets and accessories. I’m not one to over do it, but that pure gold iPhone case looks a bit tempting..

Time alone

I think one thing that most people don’t take advantage of if they have it, is time alone. As a human race we are more prone to community. On the other hand the occasional moment alone in a cafe, out doors, or even a museum is not a bad idea. It gives you time to gather your thoughts, take a look at the big picture, and just prepare yourself for what’s to follow. I prefer the occasional trip to a bookstore or coffee shop. What about you?

So I recently got a new every day carry bag. I wanted something that was going to last me a long time, but wasn’t too “tactical” in nature. I decided on the Belstaff 556 Colonial Messenger. Belstaff, originally a British company is now Italian owned. The 556 is made out of cotton canvas and has leather straps. It can go with just about anything and is roomy enough to carry everything from my Macbook Air, to a couple of notebooks and small jacket. There are tons of bag options out there, but this one seems to suit me just fine.

So I recently got a new every day carry bag. I wanted something that was going to last me a long time, but wasn’t too “tactical” in nature. I decided on the Belstaff 556 Colonial Messenger. Belstaff, originally a British company is now Italian owned. The 556 is made out of cotton canvas and has leather straps. It can go with just about anything and is roomy enough to carry everything from my Macbook Air, to a couple of notebooks and small jacket. There are tons of bag options out there, but this one seems to suit me just fine.

New Punch Brothers album is fantastic. Check it out.

Not going to lie, I want to learn to play the banjo.

Not going to lie, I want to learn to play the banjo.