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Greenhorn
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Hey Gang...

Does anyone here do any Journaling during trekking, shoits, camping, making gear and/or attending rendevous or feasts?

When you journal, do you journal in your persona as a first person diary...or just journal for historical/biographical purposes?


Just curious as to style and substance

Thanks,
GONZO
 
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Booshway
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I have hunting, fishing, traveling, and work related journals, and journals of personal notes. Not a diary! Just journals that I write in whenever the mood strikes me.

I have been keeping journals since 1969. I now have many volumes of them. I keep them with my family genealogy records. I consider them priceless.


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When I have done journals of trips or events, and sometimes of hunting seasons, I use a pencil often to make notes in the field if I'm doing living history. I picked up a packet of pencils at Colonial Williamsburg years ago, and they have lasted a while. Then I transfer the notes to paper and ink with a glass pen. I confess I should work on my use of a quill, but I haven't set aside the time to do so. It's one of those skills that every literate person of the 18th century would have had. I do occasionally use the glass pen to write letters to other living history folks.
In any case I write as though it's a journal/diary/log

LD


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Excuse my Ignorance, but what is a glass pen?
 
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Booshway
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John,
A glass pen is a type of dip pen, as is the old goose quill pen. The tip is dipped into an ink well and the design of the tip holds a small amount of ink which wicks out as you write. With a glass pen the nib (tip) is fluted and that hold the ink.


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Yep..., they are made by glass blowers/crafters, and I was introduced to them about a decade ago. They are a lot easier to master than a quill pen, and allow you to use a more modern technique when writing script (aka cursive). A friend uses a quill pen that he fashions from harvested goose feathers, and in addition to the cutting and tempering of the tip in hot sand..., the movement of the tip is a bit different than with a modern pen or a pencil...while a glass pen you can use the modern movement. I probably should learn the movement of the quill, and should mimic that with the quill pen (they would not have known a different method back then having probably learned with quills)

LD


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Booshway
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Heh,I have a hard enough time just using a ball point Razzer


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Pilgrim
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Thanks. Writing is quickly becoming a lost art now a days with everyone on computers. I appreciate the info!
 
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Not too long ago I gave a hand-written note to a secretary. She exclaimed: "I wish had beautiful handwriting like you do."

I think my handwriting is awful, but...

I'm left-handed and my writing has a backward slant, that is rarely seen. Many people find it difficult to read.

My grandchildren print whenever they put something "in writing". They, especially, have a hard time deciphering my cursive. They are used to the typed word, and seldom see cursive.

I still have one cousin that I exchange long hand-written letters with. We like it that way.


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My cursive is so bad anymore that I print so I can read my own notes. I could improve if I practiced.


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Same here. Work forced me to print or use the computer for so many years that my cursive went to hell.
 
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