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Analog

It has come to this: my passion for fountain pens and other analog tools requires its own page.

I don’t know when it began. From a very early age, I was fascinated with stationery, particularly office supplies. As a child, I learned calligraphy, so I must have owned my first fountain pen then. It didn’t turn into a full-blown passion until 2003, and I’m still not sure why.

Despite all this, I am not snooty about writing instruments; I appreciate any pen that provides a compelling tactile experience. I love to talk pens with anyone, so ask me anything.

My EDCs

These are my EDCs, which stands for “every day carry” pens, and what they’re currently inked with.

My Collection

Grail Pens

Like the Holy Grail, a “grail” pen is something I’ll search for my whole life and likely never possess. It’s good to dream!

Starter Fountain Pen Favorites

Awesome Ink

I’m slowly developing an Airtable of my collection.

Stationery & Notebooks

Non-Fountain Pens

An IndieWeb Webring 🕸💍

I acknowledge that I live and work on stolen Cowlitz, Clackamas, Atfalati, and Kalapuya land.
I give respect and reverence to those who came before me.