Pen making is a great hobby - an enjoyable way to put aside the stresses of my regular medical work, and do something fun, interesting (to me) and even a little artistic. Having wandered into the business of selling pens to support my pen making hobby/addiction, I have constant contact with other 'fountain pen people' - those who like me, have developed an interest (sometimes bordering on odd obsession) with all things fountain pen. It is rare, however, for my pen world to meet my medical world, apart from the pens that I have made for colleagues in my home hospital.
But a few months ago, I was contacted by a fellow fountain pen aficionado who also happened to be a journalist and the clinical editor with the The Medical Post (a popular medical newspaper commonly found in doc's offices and hospital medical lounges). On looking over my website, and discovering that I am in my 'day job', a doctor, Terry asked if she could interview me for one the Post's 'other side of doc's lives' type articles. Sounded like fun, so I was in.
I was quite pleasantly surprised that this interview and article was given a full page spread, and was even happier to see the layout and read the writeup. So, I thought I would share the article for those interested.
Here is a copy of the article from The Medical Post, written by Terry Murray. To fit the page, well...on the blog page, I had to reduce the size a bit. I hope you can enlarge it enough to read:
Thanks for looking! And, thanks to Terry Murray for an enjoyable experience!