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    Hello all.

    I am fairly new to the wonderful world of fountain pens, but have made a lot of progress since my first purchase of a Lamy AL-Star six months ago. I was going through a rough patch in life and heard that writing in a journal could be therapeutic. My goals were to reduce stress, learn cursive again (hadn't used it since elementary school) and learn about fountain pens (which I had always found captivating). 700 pages of Clairfontaine A5 and >60 pens later, I feel I made great strides with all three of those goals.

    My first nice(r) pen was a Pelikan M800. I have been fortunate to have experienced several modern and beautiful pens since then... Noodler's Ahab to Pelikan M1000, I love them all. Dipping my toe in the waters of vintage pens was where I really fell in the deep end of the pool. I have had the chance to own vintage pens from 7-8 makers and have developed a penchant for Waterman's and Mabie Todd although Shaeffers and Parker are on the list too. I have spent quite a lot of time learning to restore pens as well and have enjoyed that process as much as writing with them.

    I am looking forward to participating rather than just Googling for information. Hopefully I will be able to contribute something eventually as well.

    Thanks for having me.

    Note: I took the attached photo with the intention of using it as my avatar photo then found out it's just a *little* too large. Thought I would share it anyway. This is a MT #5 dip nib, a Waterman's 100 Year and a MT 2060.
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    Default Re: Hello from Denver, CO

    Welcome from Denver area also! Keep an eye out for Colorado Pen Posse meet ups, great fun.

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    Default Re: Hello from Denver, CO

    Welcome from down I-25 at Pueblo. We had almost an inch of snow this morning! And you?
    I use a fountain pen and a paper planner - paperinkplan.wordpress.com

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    Default Re: Hello from Denver, CO

    Thanks! We're up in Erie and have 16" in the backyard right now.

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    Default Re: Hello from Denver, CO

    We had about 14-16" down here in Centennial.

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    Welcome!
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    Default Re: Hello from Denver, CO

    Welcome from Colorado Springs!

    Try out some TWSBI's, great prices with performance. They also have fine, med., bold, and 1.1mm stubs which are my favorites.

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    Default Re: Hello from Denver, CO

    Welcome

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    Default Re: Hello from Denver, CO

    Welcome from N. Padre Island, no snow for the foreseeable future!
    "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life"?óMary Oliver

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    Default Re: Hello from Denver, CO

    Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome.

    Armstrong - What, are you a TWSBI rep or something? LOL. I do have a couple. I bought a Vac 700 from Pendleton Brown. He does an awesome job with what he calls his BLS grind (Butter Line Stub-Italic).

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    Default Re: Hello from Denver, CO

    Hello and welcome to FPGeeks.
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