Cross-posted from zenpundit.com
Time for a bit of lighthearted, blogging fun.
I spend a lot of time reading and writing and I do so primarily within a specific environment – my home office. The space reflects the man, to some degree.
Surveying my office space here at home, I noticed that my desk has begun, like a coral reef, to accrete various objects, oddments and curious like a layer of bric-a-brac sediment. Some objects change, others stay forever. Exclusive of papers, books, printers and a computer, here’s what my desk holds:
- 1 lamp
- 6 photographs of family and friends
- Cup of pencils and ball points
- Two modestly priced non-disposable writing pens
- One expensive, handmade, writing pen in case
- A handmade, blue ceramic, pinchpot made by my Eldest in kindergarten (it holds some krazyglue and a metal skull keychain fob)
- Two Challenge Coins from the US Army War College and Small Wars Journal
- A Doctor Octopus figurine my son is now too old to play with (I like the mechanical arms)
- A ceramic coaster made by aforementioned Boy in pre-school with his handprint
- A brass dagger letter opener (Shiny!)
- A case of CD-ROMs of a very large comic book collection (graciously sent to me by Eddie Beaver for the Boy)
- A battered WWI French Army helmet
- A candle holder with a picture of my Eldest when she was approximately three or four
- A nondescript, lidless box holding post-it notes, business cards collected from various people, phone numbers on paper scraps, paper clips, spare ear buds and headsets for iPods/iPads
- One small ceramic seal figurine (origin unknown, think it was left here years ago by my Eldest)
I am officially “tagging” the following bloggers to describe what is on their desks in the same fashion – they may, if they wish, inflict this post on a new group of victims:
J. Scott Shipman
Readers are invited to list their strangest or most beloved desk object in the comment section. Have at it!