Posts by Tim Hofmann

Sometimes I talk about the annual review process in December. Tis the season and all. It’s a decent way to mark the years, plus I personally click over another year in December so there ya go. So this week it’s time to sit down with a dedicated notebook and a pile of freshly-inked pens and…

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I like this Kaweco Special Fountain Pen.

Kaweco Special W/Crispy BB Italic This one is narrow and fun. I like lots of these Kaweco pens, and this one is super cool. It’s metal (brass I b’lieve) with a black anodized finish. I picked this up used for fifty bucks or so and it’s a happy purchase. First things first: it’s knurled near…

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A Pen I like: Omas 360 Review

Omas 360, White, F nib Here’s a pen I came by quite by accident. Back in 2014 I bought a guy’s entire collection, not quite knowing what I was getting into. I thought it was going to be about 50 pens, but it was well over a hundred- there were a lot of really nice…

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2018 Ohio Pen Show Recap and Conclusions: Day 4, Sunday

Day Four: Sunday By Sunday, everybody’s tired. We’d had an extra hour of sleep or whatever with the time change. I’d gotten up around the same time as usual, and read a book with muh kids before heading in to work. I did much the same routine as I did Saturday, hitting the donutland to…

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2018 Ohio Pen Show Recap– Day 3, Saturday.

Day Three: Saturday Saturday was a doozy! I got up on time and headed in to the Donutland to get muh stuff together for the show. I brewed a pot of coffee to give myself a headstart on brewing at the ‘otel, grabbed the donuts and drove to the Crowne Plaza. Once there I started…

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2018 Ohio Pen Show Recap– Day 2, Friday.

Day Two: Friday Friday I got up, not singing the Hot Cheetohs song. You can’t really sing that song every morning. I went in to the shop and started gathering the things I’d need to serve coffee to the peoples of the Pen Show, who generally speaking like coffee quite a bit, and are glad…

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2018 Ohio Pen Show Recap– Day 1, Thursday.

Day One: Thursday Thursday I woke up singing “I been looking forward to this day…” It’s the Pen Show for real, and it’s starting today. Thursday is a calm day and it doesn’t get going until the afternoon really, so I took my kid to school (and maybe Babe to daycare, I don’t quite recall…)…

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