Let’s start with an apology. I accidentally published a post and then retracted it, for those who read it, thanks but you’re getting it again.
I started May by rotating in the Delike New Moon 3. It was inked up for review last month. I enjoyed…no loved…the nib. I am thinking it will make the rotation more frequent.
The usual suspects this month include a Wing Sung 3013, a Pilot Prera, and a Wing Sung 601.
For June, I am rotating in a pen designed in London but made in China – hmmm. This will be my first time using this pen, I suspect a review may be in the making.
The pen is a Scriveiner classic with a Schmidt M nib. It has a brass body pen and is very economically priced.
Did you miss any of the prior month’s blog posts? Welp, here is your chance to catch up…
- It’s a new month, what’s in your pen cup? Let’s see how I started May with a review of April. It’s a new month and time to shelve your current choice of pens in favor of new pens or those that may be long forgotten and feeling neglected. Also, let’s review how did the pens from last month fared? Also included is a recap of the month’s posts.
- Throwback Thursday: When I’m feeling uninspired (or lazy), I will dig up a blast from yesteryear. This time I am presenting a genre of pens explicitly marketed for nurses.
- For the Many, Not the Few Following the weekend activities (the coronation) it seems wholly appropriate to highlight the British pens in my collection.
- Eco-T or Prera Iro-Ai Several years ago I set out to purchase my first demonstrator, I was hooked on two but which one, TWSBI Eco-T or a Pilot Prera. I’ve since purchased both so how do they compare?
- Fountain Pens Helped Me Solve Problems Using your understanding of the mechanics of a fountain pen can help solve everyday problems. Don’t worry it is not technical or geeky, it’s about coffee.
- Ink Usage Tracking Let’s be honest, I hated the first several versions of this post and had every intention of skipping it. I decided on the last rewrite to add a little comedy. I am going on the record as suggesting you skip this post as it is boring and lame and I have forgotten the topic.
- The Etymology of Pen Logos, Trademarks, etc Have you ever seen a thing and wondered why? No this is not philosophical, I’m talking about names, logos, and trademarks. The Pelikan pen trademark is a family coat of arms; Frosted Flakes cereal has Tony the Tiger – but why?
In the News
Free Advice to the DeSantis Campaign: Stop Throwing Pens: “At a typical signing ceremony, the politician signing a bill into law will use a handful of pens to write their signature and then distribute the pens to individuals as commemorative tokens—no flinging required.” Ron DeSantis takes a different approach, throwing pens into the crowds – but why?
When Is A Book Ban Not A Book Ban? Are Reading Restrictions Just Curation In Action? “As the call to remove certain books and materials from schools has spread, so has the backlash against it. Americans, it turns out, are not fans of banning books. Responding to that backlash, groups leading the charge, like Moms for Liberty, insist that they are not calling for book bans. “We’re not looking to ban any books….the Heritage Foundation charge that PEN America’s list of books removed from schools during the 2021-22 school year is simply false.” Or is it, you decide.
I was at a local street fair, the largest in the state attended by hundreds of unique vendors with handcrafts from around the world, lots of food (yes fried dough was my dinner), beverages, and three stages of live music.
Why am I mentioning this, welp there was a vendor (Resurrected Journals) selling journals that were made from recycled books.
Vintage book journals. Timeless books are re-purposed into journals, sketchbooks, and notepads. Select a book, and they turn it into a one-of-a-kind journal.