Stimulating new neural pathways?

I’m hoping all this learning, studying, discovering will give me some advantage in old age.

Today I’m reading about ATF type vs monotype. And then there’s Ludlow, which I bought accidentally. I now know that News Gothic made by one foundry won’t necessarily work with one made at another. I’m wishing I hadn’t tried to pinch pennies by buying a limited type set. I bought a set of News Gothic, but with only one letter of each, they are not much use. I also should have kept to a few type sizes so I wouldn’t have to buy spacing for so many sizes.

However, despite feeling like I’ve emptied my bank account and lost my mind, I am really moving forward. And even with my basic proof press I am better at inking, setting type, and printing. One day I’ll look back on all this and laugh.