Pencil Revolution Turned 8!

With a few long-term lapses in posting*, it feels odd to outright celebrate 8 years of this here Humble Pencil Blog. We were not posting for at least half of that time, not regularly. But I think this little anniversary bears mentioning, if for nothing else, because a lot has changed in 8 years:

1) Many muchly far-too-big-numbered less American-made pencils.
2) Smartphones.
3) The role and popularity of blogs.
4) Social media, etc.
5) Etc. etc. etc.

I think we’ll celebrate this week with some blasts from the proverbial past.

Today is also Hemingway’s birthday. We celebrated at a wedding last night with mojitos.

*[Notably, summer 2006-2010 when Your Humble Editor was writing a dissertation and "doing" two years of National Service in AmeriCorps.]

14 Responses to “Pencil Revolution Turned 8!”

  1. Gunther says:


  2. Happy birthday PR. You know blog years are calculated like dog years, thus 8 blogging years is a looong time dude!

    • John says:

      Thanks, Gary!
      Sheez, you’ve been blogging longer than I have, too. :)
      (Yours was one of the first blogs I ever regularly read, to tell the truth.)

  3. steve gunter says:

    i read it every single day….

  4. Betty Levitin says:

    Belated thank you for your blog and happy anniversary!

  5. My god. I don’t know how I missed this grand and epic occasion. Many congratulations on this amazing anniversary. Eight years is truly incredible!

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