About ten years, I found myself literally losing the ability to write with a pen and paper. It was a skill that was atrophying from lack of use. I bought myself a pack of Moleskine Cahier pocket notebooks and I have not looked back. I now have filled about 30 volumes and it’s a pleasure to see that output (of notes, thoughts, ideas, drawings) in a tangible form. There’s just something about it that digital media cannot replace.
YouTuber Austin Schrock talks about his newfound love of notebook-keeping in this video
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