Fountain Pens

I have always loved writing and writing instruments. For a good long while I was enamored of Fountain Pens and searched them out in the new and used market, pen stores and swap meets. I fell in love with old Parker Vacumatics and the 51, had a new Duofold, a Montblanc and many others.

Most were drippy and finicky and pretentious. Those aren't character traits I want to associate myself with. I'm much more a functional, easy and useful kind of person and I want my life and objects to reflect those characteristics.

After decades of misadventures and ink leaks in my breast pocket I have now succumbed to the simple elegance of the pencil.