Fountain pens, delicious dishes and being precious in the digital age

Ted Kooser, the former Poet Laureate, lives near Lincoln, Nebraska where I reside.  In today’s local newspaper, he has written a column lamenting the absence of letter writing.  He wishes we would all use the fountain pen more frequently.  It is a wry and very nicely written bit of commentary, and you might even agree with much of it.  It certainly evokes images of a gentler and slower time.

Kooser’s contribution brought to mind National Public Radio.  I don’t know why, but it did. Anyway, I won’t listen to NPR because it is, well, so precious.  In turn, that reminded me of SNL’s lampoon of NPR entitled “Schweddy Balls.”

How does this relate to federal district judges?   As my fountain pen stains my starched white shirt, I am still trying to figure that out.


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