Paperweight: Boston Ranger 55 pencil sharpener, with Ticonderoga HB pencil. At 2.5 pounds (slightly more than 1 kg) this is, literally, my heavyweight paperweight. It is designed to be mounted to desktop or wall, but it is so hefty, and its mechanism so smooth, that I have never permanently attached it.
photo challenge is still open through 30 September. Photograph a small jar filled small items you’ve gathered over the years, and send them to me via the email address in the FatChance masthead. I’ll post your submissions with links to your sites during the first week of October. I struck through the word photo to emphasize that the challenge is not about demonstrating your skill as a photographer. Think of it more as a personality quiz. If some future archaeologist were to uncover your jar a millennium or two from now, what would she discover about you? Fill a jar. Take a photo. Send it in.