First blog post

First I would like to introduce myself: my name is Phil and I am @kallenpj whenever I engage in social media.  I am typically fairly passive in those arenas, but have periods of higher activity.  While I enjoy pens, it is not the only thing to which I dedicate my non-working, non-sleeping hours.  My family and involvement in my local church are primary recipients of my time.  I also enjoy coffee and hockey.

I have spent the last several years in a process of refinement.  Along the way, I have collected (and discarded or re-homed) many pens, inks, paper and storage systems, but I have emerged on the far end of the tunnel with an understanding of the things that I like and the things that I do not like.  My likes and dislikes are my own and should in no way be viewed and an attempt to persuade another to like what I like.

This blog will exist as an outlet for my creative process and methodology more than review and technical specs.  That is to say, if I am reviewing a Lamy 2000, I am more interested in telling the process of why as opposed to how good or bad.

I do not feel particularly qualified to be doing this at all, but I have been told that my perspective can add value to the community, and therefore I have consented to (albeit infrequently) express my train of thought.

Lastly, you must understand that I am left handed, and in the pen world, that changes everything.