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