I just bought a new fountain pen. It's the Noodler's Ahab Flex Nib Piston Fill Fountain Pen... I bet you didn't know that a fountain pen could have such a specific name. Well, it does. And here's a picture of it.
My friend George, who started me on this obsession, sent me an email that I should wash the pen out with soapy water and ammonia before I use it. It'll make it work better. I'm off in a few minutes to buy ammonia. That's how dedicated I am to writing.
So, now, the news is telling us that the schools aren't going to teach cursive writing much longer because the kids are all using their thumbs to communicate.
Wow... A whole section of my life would have been obliterated if I hadn't learned to write in long hand. I hope those great developers of the school curriculum reconsider. Everyone should have the opportunity to learn to write, the joy of feeling a new pen in their hand and the utter bliss of making scribbles turn into something beautiful once in a while.
That's just what I think about that....
What do you think?