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A Better Pen

LAMY Safari Pens

A decent set of writing instruments belongs in every man’s daily carry list. Unfortunately, your options are usually boring. They likely range from Grandpa’s Cross set that’s so skinny it slips out of your hand, or, on the stupid expensive end of the spectrum, a diamond encrusted Montblanc. LAMY’s Safari line is a great solution…

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Be A Better Man in 30 Days | Day 22: Know How To Write and Communicate Well

By Guest Writer and Outdoor Enthusiast Roger Dawkins There’s a guy that I occasionally bump into in the street who finishes every sentence by saying, “…you know what I mean?” It drives me crazy. I find myself thinking, “No, I don’t know what you mean and asking me if I know what you mean doesn’t…

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Be a Better Man in 30 Days | Day 3: Know How to Say Thanks Through Writing

Being raised in the south, I was taught that no matter how far electronic communication might advance over the next century, nothing quite shows thanks and appreciation like a handwritten note. Call it old fashioned. Call it outdated. Call it true. Why is a handwritten communique so different? Taking the time to sit down and…

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Ditch the Bic.

Namiki Falcon Fountain Pen

When I recently purchased some personalized stationary for work (a hand written thank you note in this digital age can get you more attention than landing a jet on the Hudson), I set out to find a pen worthy of writing on such fine paper. The trusty Bic just felt wrong for such a task….