Graduation Gifts 2011: Types of Pens

Lamy Studio Ballpoint Pen Stainless Steel

Graduation is coming soon and that means finding the perfect gift for that scholar in our lives. Because fine writing instruments are a perennial favorite among graduation gift ideas we decided to write a short blog series outlining the types and styles of pens available. There are hundreds […]

Graduation Gifts 2011: A Pen Guide

Don’t look now, but graduation is coming and mid-may will be here soon. The hats will fly and so will the scholar in your life, off to a fresh start, in a big world filled with possibilities. Here at Executive Essentials we know that a graduation gift is more than just a memento of a […]

Omas and the Supermoon

Supermoon: Image — Public Domain

Many writers throughout history have drawn inspiration from their natural surroundings. These writers tried to find an understanding of their society through nature. They reached out to the wilderness to draw inspiration in their thoughts and while doing so created memorable works of literature that gave us all passages […]

A Sarcophagi By Any Other Name

Tuts Tomb Opened: Howard Carter opens the innermost shrine of King Tutankhamen's tomb near Luxor, Egypt. Image: Public Domain

The enchanting land of Egypt, officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a great, sprawling transcontinental country reaching out from North Africa, across the Sinai Peninsula into Southwest Asia. It is a country of people […]

Our Own Blue Light Specials

When I was a kid growing up in the heart of Wisconsin, the one thing I dreaded more than anything was going shopping with my mother. It didn’t matter what kind of shopping it was either; grocery, clothes, Christmas, odds and ends or just browsing — I hated it all. And not because my mother […]

Norman Lindsey: Artist, Writer, Sculpter, Boxer

Perhaps not as well known around the world as he is in his homeland, Norman Lindsey is undoubtedly regarded as one of Austraila’s greatest artists, producing huge quantities of works in different media, including drawings,etchings, watercolor and sculpture. He was also a writer that penned 13 novels including two for children and one of […]

Elvis Is Leaving The Building

"The Comback"

On January 8th, 2011 Elvis Aaron Presley would have turned 76 years old. His untimely death in 1977 seemed a premature bookend to a life and career that was followed by fans worldwide starting in 1954 with his first hit, “That’s All Right”. His early raucous recordings with then band mates, guitarist […]

War, Taxes and Writing Home

Engineers of the 8th N.Y. State Militia, 1861. National Archives and Records Administration

It’s tax season all around the United States. For those who overpaid it’s a time of joy, an occasion to expectantly check the mail or log into our bank accounts. For everyone else…it’s just tax season.

As Americans, we started paying […]

Visconti Celebrates the Declaration of Independence

Turmoil, turmoil and more turmoil; the world is a very volatile place right now. When you turn on the news or the radio and hear about all the difficulties going on in Libya, Egypt, etc; you have to feel more grateful than ever to be living in a country that strives to protect the […]