Postcards from Bulgaria (and a Short Break)

Greetings from Paris.

I’ll be taking a short break from blogging while I’m in Paris and Bulgaria for the next few weeks. If you want a postcard from Bulgaria, get in touch right here with a mailing address. (I guess you could request a postcard from Paris if you preferred, but let’s be real — how often do you get mail from Bulgaria?)

See you on September 18th!


Kaküno on a Jet Plane?

Between this weekend’s eclipse festivities and getting ready for an imminent trip to Europe, I didn’t get a chance to write a full post this week. Instead, take a look at this little gem that arrived at the post office today:

So fresh, so clear.

I’d been debating whether or not to take any fountain pens with me because I don’t want to deal with the hassle of leaking ink, but now I’m thinking about taking this one. I can just toss the cartridge before my flight home.

It would definitely be nice to have a fountain pen along, as I’m bringing my Hobonichi with me, along with the Traveler’s Notebook I use to document my various adventures.

Speaking of adventures, if you have any favorite places in Paris, France, I’d be delighted to hear of them.

Good Prices on Iroshizuku Ink at

If you live in the US, you can find some good prices on Iroshizuku inks from certain sellers on

All of the following are 50ml bottles. Each one is in stock (as of time of this posting), includes free Prime shipping, and ships from the US, so you won’t be waiting for the slow boat from Japan to bring your goodies to you.

This is a great way to stock up on your favorites, or fill out the missing colors in your ink collection.

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