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Typewriters in Fall

As a writer, I’m subject to certain aesthetic ticks. Fortunately, the monocle and sword-cane phase didn’t last past adolescence. But others remain, such as my allegiance to the brass tacks styling of Portage brand reporter’s notebooks and ink black blazers. Unlike some of my colleagues, however, I don’t fetishize vintage typewriters – a phrase that,…


Sonoma is too damn hot

For chaps like me, those who put the twee in tweed and refer to themselves as chaps whilst writing pithily for a 130-year-old institution, Fall is the saison d’etre. Throw in some elbow patches and a pipe stuffed with black cavendish as rain lightly drums the window and you get the picture. Apparently, the Weather…