July 14, 2004
Per The Writer's Edge: "CARPENTER SPACE PEN. Includes Scale, (CM and Inches), Magnetic strip, Drywall gauge, Level, Plumb, Cross Level. Contains Black Ink, Medium Point Pressurized Fisher Space Pen. Writes at any angle, on drywall, wood, metal, glass, plastic, rubber, foam and in extreme freezing cold down to -50F below zero." I was talking to my friend Dan on the computer last night, and I lamented that I don't have any useful skills, since I've been studying thinking since 1997 non-stop. We were talking about carpenter pencils (I think they're really cool), and I thought of our talk when I saw this carpenter space pen today. I have a request out to the owner of my favorite space pen source, asking for Jim Fisher's address (Mr. Fisher invented space pens), since said owner knows Mr. Fisher personally. I've always wanted to write to him. Well, I may not have any useful skills. But I have some useful gear. Aside from the excessively (yes, I mean that) useful Moleskines, there are the always useful space pens. They go well together, even if you like gel ink sometimes, like me. Or old-school pencils.