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2013 in review

December 31, 2013

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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,800 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 47 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the […]

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Sabine to Shepherd and Back Again

January 6, 2013

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Today featured some of the most spectacular weather my hometown has seen in quite some time — crisp, clear skies, a slight chill in the air and absolutely no humidity.

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2012 in review

December 31, 2012

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2012 was an interesting year for “Fountain’s Pen.”

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2011 in review

December 31, 2011

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A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,300 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

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Life Regrets, Nos. 90-99

November 6, 2011

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Here are some random musings on things that have led me to where I am today. You may find them amusing. Or not. At any rate …

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A few of my favorite blogs

April 10, 2011

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It’s a quiet, lazy Sunday morning and I’m going through my bookmarked pages on Microsoft Explorer, switching them over to Firefox. And I thought, hey, why don’t I share some my favorite blogs (especially since I still don’t know how to create my own blogroll on my site.) This is by no means a comprehensive list, and none of these blogs are from the (cue ominous music) mainstream media.

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2010 in review

January 2, 2011

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,600 times in 2010. That’s about 6 full 747s.

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“Fountain’s Pen” enters new phase

December 28, 2010

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Regular readers of “Fountain’s Pen” (all five of you) may have noticed that after a flurry of posts earlier in December, my output has dropped somewhat. Partly that had to do with the holidays and the attendant drop in newsworthy events.

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What’s this blog about?

September 8, 2010

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In retail, they call it a “soft opening.” For our purposes, this entry is intended to give readers a sense of who I am and what my intentions are for this blog. My name is Ken Fountain. I’ve been a writer in one fashion or another since elementary school, and a professional journalist for over a decade.

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