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Hi all,

 

I'm so excited to be a member of this amazing community! I've lingered as a guest for a while, awaiting approval to join, and today finally came!

 

My fountain pen story in brief: I was growing increasingly tired of my chicken scratch, and simultaneously weary of limiting my written communication to the keyboard. I joined a FB group focused on handwriting, and saw immediate improvement. Someone there suggested I might enjoy writing with a fountain pen, so I brought 1 (um, 2 -- um, 3). My first pens were a Sheaffer VPN, a Nemosine Singularity, and a Black Knox.

 

I was encouraged to join the FB group Fountain Pen Facebook, which blew me away. Someone in that group "penabled" me by gifting me over half a dozen Jinhaos, and a couple of others.

 

Soon I bought a Lamy Safari and Pilot Metropolitan to compare/contrast the two - and discovered I like them both for different reasons.

 

I picture myself slowly building a collection, as well as passing some along to others who are just coming into the rabbit hole.

 

Then I was recommended another FB group called Stationery Nerds, because I was now becoming interested in not just improving my handwriting, but exploring writing actual letters to people, perhaps journaling, etc.

 

All the while I was hoping for the chance to join this FPNetwork. The wealth of information and community here is simply astonishing. I'm thrilled to be aboard. (Now, if I can only figure out how to upload a profile picture!)

 

I'm semi-retired as a management coach, leadership workshop leader, and author with about half-a-dozen or so published books to my credit. Focus mostly on book writing these days. Grew up in northeast Ohio, spent 37 years in San Diego, and now call Reno, NV my home.

 

So glad to be here!

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Hello and welcome to this friendly corner of the universe from a fountain pen user in San Diego. There is such a wealth of information waiting for you to discover on this site. Write On!

“The proper definition of a man is an animal that writes letters.”


Lewis Carroll


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Hi all,

 

I'm so excited to be a member of this amazing community! I've lingered as a guest for a while, awaiting approval to join, and today finally came!

 

My fountain pen story in brief: I was growing increasingly tired of my chicken scratch, and simultaneously weary of limiting my written communication to the keyboard. I joined a FB group focused on handwriting, and saw immediate improvement. Someone there suggested I might enjoy writing with a fountain pen, so I brought 1 (um, 2 -- um, 3). My first pens were a Sheaffer VPN, a Nemosine Singularity, and a Black Knox.

 

I was encouraged to join the FB group Fountain Pen Facebook, which blew me away. Someone in that group "penabled" me by gifting me over half a dozen Jinhaos, and a couple of others.

 

Soon I bought a Lamy Safari and Pilot Metropolitan to compare/contrast the two - and discovered I like them both for different reasons.

 

I picture myself slowly building a collection, as well as passing some along to others who are just coming into the rabbit hole.

 

Then I was recommended another FB group called Stationery Nerds, because I was now becoming interested in not just improving my handwriting, but exploring writing actual letters to people, perhaps journaling, etc.

 

All the while I was hoping for the chance to join this FPNetwork. The wealth of information and community here is simply astonishing. I'm thrilled to be aboard. (Now, if I can only figure out how to upload a profile picture!)

 

I'm semi-retired as a management coach, leadership workshop leader, and author with about half-a-dozen or so published books to my credit. Focus mostly on book writing these days. Grew up in northeast Ohio, spent 37 years in San Diego, and now call Reno, NV my home.

 

So glad to be here!

 

~ DigitalGee:

 

Welcome to Fountain Pen Network!

This site has such a reach store of accumulated fountain pen information due to the many experienced pen and ink users here.

May 2020 be a rich year of handwriting for you.

Tom K.

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Hello and Welcome to FPN!! Glad to have you as a member!!

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Hello and welcome to FPN.

Recite, and your Lord is the most Generous  Who taught by the pen

Taught man that which he knew not (96/3-5)

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Hello and welcome to FPN, from Cape Town, South Africa.

To sit at one's table on a sunny morning, with four clear hours of uninterruptible security, plenty of nice white paper, and a [fountain] pen - that is true happiness!


- Winston Churchill



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Hi DigitialGee, I hope you will enjoy FPN as much as I do. I'm just over the hill from you in Nevada County, Ca. I've gone through the collection building phase - everyone here has either done it already or is in the process of doing it - and now I'm trying to pare the number down in order to focus on one or two brands.

Best wishes...

Yubaprof

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Hello and a warm welcome to you ........

Money may not make you happy but I would rather cry in a Rolls-Royce

 

The true definition of madness - Doing the same thing everyday and expecting different results......

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Then I was recommended another FB group called Stationery Nerds, because I was now becoming interested in not just improving my handwriting, but exploring writing actual letters to people, perhaps journaling, etc.

 

 

Welcome! Be sure to check out the Snail Mail Writing List thread if you're looking for actual people to write to: https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/2314-snail-mail-writing-list/.

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