Omas Pens and New Years Resolutions

If you’re looking for a new years resolution you can keep, consider promising to travel a certain amount. Too many people believe that a resolution has to be something they eliminate from their life in order to improve their health, like drinking alcohol, smoking or eating fatty foods. Others consider the introduction of some activity […]

Fountain Pen Basics: Skipping

When I bought my first fountain pen twelve years ago, I plunged into a completely new world of writing. Because I’d only used ballpoint pens before, I encountered problems without names. Fountain Pen Basics are posts for new fountain pen users who are learning the ropes. The series will introduce fountain pen terminology by […]

An Examination of Fountain Pen Ink and Feeds

This post is second in a series about the technical aspects of fountain pens. — by Tracy McCusker


In an effort to educate readers about fountain pens, I have embarked on a series of articles about their technical aspects. In last week’s article, I listed the three factors that affect the writing experience with […]

Understanding Fountain Pen Nibs

This post will be the first in a series about the technical aspects of fountain pens. — by Tracy McCusker


If you have never owned a fountain pen before, it can be bewildering to understand them when you run across one for the first time. Most fountain pens look gorgeous. The bare […]

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 […]