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Please Excuse My Absence

I have not blogged since July of 2015 due to the fact that my Lovely Wife was diagnosed with 2 types of cancer. A new case of breast cancer which has metastasized and gone to her bones, mainly her back. She had a mastectomy of her left breast which showed the type of cancer that was in her bones. She has been taking an oral med. every day and she has a port under her skin to receive a liquid med. She has gone through one round of radiation treatments to stop some pain in her back. That gave her GERD and the med for that was nasty tasting. The bone cancer has caused the vertebra in her lower back to pinch her left sciatic nerve causing her pain, numbness and foot drag. She also has skin cancer that has only been partly addressed.

I have been busy taking care of her as the treatments have left her weak and sickly. She can not drive so I have to drive her to her appointments and treatments. I also have to do all the cooking and most of what cleaning we do. So I do not have a lot of time for blogging. However the installment of the review of the Schaeffer Ultrafine 0.3mm pencil marks what I hope will be a new review every month. However some of my future reviews may seem familiar as they may be a review of a pencil or pen that I have reviewed before just in another size due to my limited collection of writing instruments and the economic state of our nation.

I am grateful to George Fox for wanting me to do a review of another one of his pencils. I think that as a reader of my humble blog, may fine of interest as the Schaeffer Ultra Fine is a very unusual pencil.

So please excuse my absence and as a reader of my humble blog I hope that you enjoy the review of this unique pencil.

Coming Soon...

Thank you,

The Old Geezer.




Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Perfect Pen

The Perfect Pen would be one of modular design. It would have a plastic body that could be customized with different cushioned/non-cushioned grips in different colors. An executive line could also be made, possibly of metal or resin and come in darker colors with silver or gold trim. It would have an replaceable ink cartridge of liquid ink which would be made in as large a capacity as possible within the design limits. It would have replaceable nibs. The nibs would be available in needle and conical points and in felt tip points. As well it could incorporate fountain pen nibs and calligraphy nibs. They would be available in a wide range of sizes and be replaceable while there is still ink in the pen. They would be semi-permanent: washable/reusable (with storage tubes to keep them in) but inexpensive enough to be disposable if clogged/damaged/worn out. This way the ink supply could be sold in lots of a dozen and in as many colors as possible. The nibs could be sold individually and in sets. The cap would be the screw on type, or a tight press on fit, with a rubber o-ring as a seal so the pens could be stored short-term without worry. For long term storage, take the pen apart, clean it and store it (the ink cartridge would have a cap for just such a purpose). Now, if we could just get a major pen manufacturer to make it a viable pen.

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