Gorgeous today--mid-seventies! Due to remain for a few days, too. Blessed.
Still warmish here in the sun during the afternoons--in the low nineties. Usually there is a breeze from the river bottom, but not always. Late afternoons and evenings are pleasant. I found that although it is long out of print, one can rent a DVD copy of THE documentary about Sacred Harp, Awake, My Soul [Click] through dvd.com (the current incarnation of Netflix DVD-by-mail), so I signed up for a free one-month trial. Taking a mini-vacation through Labor Day.--Alan
listener--I have another modestly-priced fountain pen to recommend--the Pilot Metropolitan. [The MR versions are more decorative, same price.] The medium nib seems to be a good choice for one kind of paper (a hard pressed cardstock) that I must write on at work (where I dare no longer risk using an expensive pen for fear of an accident when I am tired and hurried); it is wetter than a Pilot VPen fine nib, and a bit dryer than a Pilot Varsity (AKA medium nib VPen). The barrel and cap are made of brass, so it has a nice heft to it; the cap snaps onto the barrel rather than screwing on. Converter included. Price $15 + postage and sales tax by mail order, $18 + sales tax at my local art supply store. Maybe a little wet for common copy paper, but it sure puts down an assertive line. The fine nib must be good for common paper. The nib is similar to that of the VPen/Varsity, but not quite the same--it seems a bit more substantial. Easy to refill, but doesn't hold nearly as much ink as the VPen. The vine nib VPen remains my choice for a beginner fountain pen; one could spend a lot more for a pen that writes no better than the Metropolitan.--Alan
vine nib VPen = FINE nib VPen...--Alan
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