I don't know. This week I took a side trip away from the usual journal page. I was thinking about books and information overload and my inability to pair the random thoughts roaming through my brain with their sources and wouldn't it just be smarter to write them down while I had the book/magazine/article in my hands instead of trusting my increasingly rusty memory to keep it all straight . . .
I tinkered a little and ended up with this:
A handy-dandy, fill-in-the-blanks, cut-and-paste, folded bookmark. An easy place to jot down a few impressions, memories and quotes from the latest read . . .
Below, I took a sample shot of a completed bookmark parked on page 204 of Molly Wizenberg's A Homemade Life. Page 204 is the home of her wonderful recipe for French-style Yogurt Cake with Lemon, the only from-scratch cake I've ever been able to make successfully. It is utterly delicious, simple and elegant, and amazingly resilient when left to the devices of rudimentary bakers such as myself.
Anyhoo, my plan is to generate a collection of bookmarks, file them close by for frequent reference and pat myself on the back for taking a little wind out of the sails of information overload.
If you'd like to try it out for yourself, the pdf is here.
Happy Friday, friends!