Best Fountain Pen

It’s a dangerous notion anytime you hear someone talking about something that is the best. Mostly, because ‘the best’ comes with a truckload of opinion and a boatload of qualifiers. But, this last Memorial Day weekend I found myself discussing which was the best type of grilling – gas or charcoal. I found myself in […]

Parker Pens: Trifecta of Excellence

Memorial day is a great holiday. Not only is it a day of remembrance for those who have died in the service of the United States of America, but its also a three day weekend, reserved for family and friends. In my part of the county, Memorial Day Weekend means outdoor grilling, story-telling, lawn-darts and […]

The Cross Townsend: President Obama’s Choice

Cross Townsend with President Obama's Signature

In 1846, in Providence Rhode Island, a family with a history as jewelers turned their attention to the creation of gold and silver casings for pencils. This started Richard Cross and his family down the path of creating one of the most successful and distinguished pen companies of […]

Parker Pen Products

Yes, as through this world I’ve wandered I’ve seen lots of funny men; Some will rob you with a six-gun, And some with a fountain pen.

–Pretty Boy Floyd by Woody Guthrie

Parker Premier Fountain Pen In Black

When I tell people that I write for a pen blog, often the response […]

Executive Essentials Staff Picks

Graf Von Faber-Castell Classic Fountain

Graduation time has come to Montana. I know this very well, because last weekend I gathered up my two children, dressed them up in the finest threads we have to offer and ushered them 12 blocks to the University of Montana where they watched their mother graduate with an […]

Graduation Gift Ideas 2011: The Other Majors

College graduation presents are on everyone’s mind right now and for good reason. Graduation in most areas of the country is in a few weeks. As students scramble to finish up long ignored final papers and try to figure out how to patch that hole in the wall or finally get that (insert food item […]