Difficult Times® are upon us. Now what.

It is hard right now. You are probably struggling right now. Own it. If you’re not struggling now, gird your loins. Own your struggle, bring your best. The only times I’ve succeeded in business (or life) it’s been a result of showing up day after day and doing what I do. It certainly hasn’t always…

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Managing Communication Overload

A friend of mine posted a plea for help on Facebook: I’m getting increasingly overwhelmed by the sheer amount of messages and communications I have to check everyday. With 3 active emails, social media accounts, messaging apps, texts…I feel like I’m “on call” all the time. Any advice on managing this? I’ve got problems, but…

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record release: about ntrance

what is it? ntrance is a 4-song release (about LP length, ~40 minutes) I made this year. It’s mostly instrumental and I’d describe it as ambient electronic music. It’s available to stream at manoeuver.bandcamp.com/releases or right here: ntrance by Eddie Manoeuver why did I make it? I’ve been making and recording music since high school…

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Quick Look at the new TWSBI Aurora

Earlier this month there were ripples running through a certain subset of the FP community, when with little warning (about 4 days.) TWSBI announced a new model, available only on their website. On the 18th, I made my move at 6:30 in the AM, and was actually surprised to find I was able to get…

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Rotring Core: a pen review.

The Rotring Core occupies a hallowed spot near the top of the list of the most hideous fountain pens of all time. This pen could go head-to-head with the Montegrappa Chaos and honestly, be reduced to a cinder. Chaos is way worse. But the Rotring is different. It’s not an attempt at over-the-top ostentation and…

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Baltimore Pen Show 2019: Fun.

The Baltimore show was a great time this year, as no one will be surprised to find out. A highlight of this year’s show was having a healthy contingent of my local crew there for the show. It’s one thing to have pen club friends at your local show, and the last 2 years at…

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I like this Pilot Prera.

It’s no secret I like the Pilot Pens. Their stuff just kinda hits with me. I use a lot of Pilots, they’re probably the best represented brand in my kinda sprawling quiver. An often overlooked and consistently underrated Pilot is the Prera. It’s not an elegant gold nibbed pen that will have the other C-suite…

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