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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January 6, 2013
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.
December 31, 2012
2012 was an interesting year for “Fountain’s Pen.”
December 31, 2011
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.
November 6, 2011
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 …
April 10, 2011
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.
January 2, 2011
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.
December 28, 2010
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.
September 8, 2010
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.