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The Leuchtturm 1917 Notebook

Artifacts are important. There is a certain joy that comes with putting pen to paper and making ideas physical rather than committing them to soulless, easily-deleted pixels.  My memory is linked to both the physical act of my hand creating and the visual placement on the page, neither of which are accommodated with a Google Doc.

I have been keeping notes and to-do lists, rather poorly, for the past 30 years on legal notepads. They don’t travel well, look shoddy rather quickly, and lack the search-ability of a digital document. After years of looking, I have found an elegant solution: the magnificent Leuchtturm 1917 hard cover master slim A4 notebook. Gorgeous heavy weight-lined paper, and the pages are numbered for making an index. Yes, it’s large, and I feel a bit like Ben Franklin carrying it into a meeting where everyone else is pecking away behind laptop screens, but it lends things a bit of gravitas, a permanent archive of thought and world-changing to-dos. It is one of those simple pleasures that improve my life immeasurably. Check out Leuchtturm, and let me know if there is perhaps an even better notebook out there that you prefer.

David Stewart
David Stewart
David is the founder and face of AGEIST. He is an expert on, and a passionate champion of the emerging global over-50 lifestyle. A dynamic speaker, he is available for panels, keynotes and informational talks at david@agei.st.
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