About

I spend my day job time as a Communication Specialist for a major oil company. My 30+ years of various communications experience include writing, training, video production, presentations, and visual graphics, plus extensive work process improvement and productivity experience.

As this long-standing typical career comes to a close, I’m shifting my focus to writing projects with a salting of sketching here and there. You’ll also find stationery reviews and other related posts here, since for most of 2015-2016 I’ve been the proprietor of two niche market online stationery shops:  Notegeist then Papernery.

I’m also shaking things up a bit and become a nomadic writer! Sold my house, minimized my possessions, bought a Winnebago Travato camper van I named Tamaste and about to embark on a grand adventure in 2019. Through 2019 and likely beyond, I’ll be living on the road to roam, write, and explore the USA and Canada. There will be lots of blog posts and videos about the extended journey, so be sure to subscribe to garyvarner.com and Tamaste, my YouTube channel.

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