Category Archives: Pensieve

Posts about fountain pens and writing with fountain pens.

Pensieve: Nakaya Ao-Tamenuri Decapod Twist: A Review

Nakaya Ao-Tamenuri Decapod Twist: A Review

Writing with a Nakaya pen is an experience like no other. I call my Nakayas “Zen Pens,” because they conform to your hand, warm to your blood, and write flawlessly. And then there’s the utter beauty of each hand-crafted pen. No other brand even comes close.

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Pensieve: Namiki Maki-e Pine Tree Bonsai Fountain Pen Review

Namiki Maki-e Pine Tree Bonsai Fountain Pen Review

I bought my Namiki Maki-e Pine Tree Bonsai fountain pen from Classic Fountain Pens. It was among their “previously owned” pens, and I snatched it up after being very disappointed by the Pilot Falcon Resin I had bought a few weeks before.

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Pensieve: My Fountain Pen Addiction

Pensieve: My Fountain Pen Addiction

My name is Susan. And I am a fountain pen addict.

My addiction began with a Lamy Safari.

Well, sort of. It actually started when I was having trouble getting motivated to write in my journal. So, I thought, “If I get a fountain pen, surely that will make me write more, because fountain pens are what real writers use!” You know, like Hemingway, even though he’s dead and fountain pens were normal when he was writing. But maybe he didn’t use a fountain pen at all. Maybe he just used a typewriter. Frankly, I don’t know what Hemingway wrote with and I don’t care because I don’t like Hemingway. But I’m sure Mark Twain wrote with a fountain pen, and so should I. I love Mark Twain. Continue reading Pensieve: My Fountain Pen Addiction

Pensieve: Dance of the Fountain Pen

Dance of the Fountain Pen

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I am gadget girl. I love electronic gadgets, particularly ones from Apple. I adore my iPhone. I adore my iPad. I adore my Mac. I adore my new Pebble watch. So, one might wonder why on earth I would choose to keep a hand-written journal, a Midori calendar that I have to fill in myself, a written to-do list, and why I would grade student papers with fancy schmancy fountain pens? Continue reading Pensieve: Dance of the Fountain Pen