Pens and bagels.

Sometimes it’s not what you plan that goes through, but what you do on the fly. I met Steve Light of, his wife Christine and their sunshine-loving cat the morning of the day I left NYC. We played with pens, ate bagels and had an absolutely pen-nerdy time.

Writing samples from two of Steve's pens

Steve draws with fountain pens, and he has a lot of them to choose from. I particularly liked a Montblanc 149 with a custom flex nib, and an Edison with a giant nib that could eat worlds.

He signed a copy of his book The Christmas Giant for me. If I could have smiled for 12,000 kilometers after that, I would have. Thanks, guys. Pen people are the best people. 🙂