"At last, I found my people and the mothership is calling me home!
And it revolves around something as simple as a pen and a notebook.
My whole life I have had this secret vice. I am addicted to fine
paper and fountain pens. I cannot pass a stationary store. When I moved
to Germany, fifteen odd years ago, the first place I went to was a
small stationary store in Fischbach FRG. The first thing I bought in
Germany was a wonderful Pelikan fountain pen. It is not the kind of
vice that was acceptable in a generation that ingested vast quantities
of drugs in the increasing need to escape our inner-demons and
conflicts. I have always felt alone in this little secret vice, but no
Image: M logo commemorating the Transit of Venus 06.06.04