The Powers That Be over at Palimpsest are accepting submissions for their Pick-a-Pen and Post-a-Stub page! If you have a story to share about your favorite writing instrument, and don’t have a blog, or simply want to diversify your byline, check it out. Tell ’em Andy sent you. I think I’ll be submitting something too, as soon as I figure out what to talk about. I do have some good pen stories…
By the way, I had no idea what Palimpsest meant until this afternoon! Curious about the word, I checked the Wikipedia entry for it. In a nutshell, it is a page from a scroll or book that has been scraped clean of writing and used again:
The word “palimpsest” comes through Latin from Greek παλιν + ψαω = (palin “again” + psao “I scrape”), and meant “scraped (clean and used) again.” Romans wrote on wax-coated tablets that could be smoothed and reused, and a passing use of the term “palimpsest” by Cicero seems to refer to this practice.
I love words.