On May 31, 2014, my office was burglarized by forced entry. Among the stolen items was my beloved collection of fountain pens, acquired over the last 25 years or so, and of great sentimental value. Pens commemorating my first wedding anniversary, my first academic job, the birth of my son, and my move to California are among the losses. I would dearly love to get them back.
Update 6 March 2014: No luck getting my pens. Despite obtaining detailed information on a seller fencing my items on eBay, UCPD declined to pursue the case, saying that they were too busy. I'm afraid I'll never see my collection again. Still, I have been extremely gratified at the number of people, many of whom I didn't know, who sent me replacement pens. I now have a new bunch of memories about the amazing generosity of others.
This page was last updated on 05/10/16.