Pen Ultimate

Spring 2017 / Issue III / Volume CXIV

I greatly enjoyed Elizabeth Vogdes’s “The Poetry of Pen and Ink” (winter 2016), and can testify to the tactile pleasure fountain pens provide. Using one connects the mind with the body in the act of writing. I can’t say the same for ballpoints.


Lincoln's Letter

Spring 2017 / Issue III / Volume CXIV

Regarding Arthur Ciancutti ’65’s letter that all wars and their participants are evil (“First Do No Harm”), I recommend for his reflection the beautiful letter Abraham Lincoln wrote to the Quaker Eliza P. Gurney during the Civil War.