Doing the best we can with our brains

Positivity vs objectivityI recently watched one of SBRE Brown's videos, titled┬áJustifying Expensive Pens in Reviews and Cognitive Dissonance Reduction, which is all about the knots you tie yourself in to manage psychological trauma when you've made large pen purchases, as well as whether it's possible to objectively review expensive pens you've bought, versus ones you've … Continue reading Doing the best we can with our brains

The original reborn: hands-on with the new Esterbrook Estie

Guess what showed up today? The new Esterbrook Estie. In case you're not up to speed: the revived Esterbrook brand was recently bought by Kenro, the US distributor of Montegrappa and Aurora. Kenro has created an all-new pen: it's resin, cartridge-converter, made in Taiwan, and featuring a steel Jowo nib plus silver- or gold-coloured trim. … Continue reading The original reborn: hands-on with the new Esterbrook Estie