Custom Pens

A Penchant for Pens

Over the last several years, I’ve developed the hobby (more of a compulsion, really) of turning wooden pens.  I have turned many different styles of pens and even the odd pencil.  While some of the pens I’ve turned are still sitting in my workshop, many of them have moved on to new homes around the …

Peacock

Images on Instagram

I’ve taken to sharing a number of images with friends and family on Instagram.  There are many features that I really like about Instagram, such as the ability to push photos out to other places.  If you want to know where I’ve been or what I’m doing, you’ll likely find out on Instagram!

Chilling with Nanuq

Churchill

I was given an incredible opportunity to travel to Churchill, Manitoba to see the polar bear migration firsthand along with a team of North America’s leading scientists on polar bear habitats and global climate change.  The time that I spent Chilling with Nanuq has left a deep impression on me.

About Me

About Me

There are many online spaces that I use on a regular basis to connect & collaborate with other educators.  I’ve put together an online ‘business card’ so to speak, for anyone who would like to know even more About Me.

Fountain Pen

Fountain Pens

I was asked to turn some fountain pens for some folks in Australia so I’ve added a few different styles of fountain pen to my repertoire of hand-turned wooden pens.  You can see some examples of pens that I’ve turned at A Penchant for Pens.

Skydiggers

Flickr Fotos

When I take pictures I like to share some of them with friends and family and there are a few ways that I do so.  Some of the photos I take end up on my Flickr page, where I organize them into sets that can be embedded into other websites.

Placemarks

Placemarks

There are many places that I love to explore and I always try to document my travels with images and videos.  Trying to decide how I should best showcase all of these many artifacts.

TECH Talks

TECH Talks

Every once in a while I feel inspired to explore ideas, share projects and personal  achievements on my blog, TECH Talks.

Cigar Pens

Cigar Pens

I started turning a few Cigar pens that are a weighty pen that feel great in the hand – and also look sharp in these vibrant colours.  I have a Penchant for Pens and have put my pens in the hands of creative people around the world.

Danny Michel

Danny Michel

Danny Michel is one of the most engaging performers on the road these days.  This singer-songwriter out of southern Ontario recorded a live album in Winnipeg at the West End Cultural Centre.  Here’s Danny Michel performing Into the Flame live at the WECC.