Fall in Love With Writing Again—Go to the Fountain Pen Hospital

Bugatti pens are for sale at the Fountain Pen Hospital in New York's Tribeca neighborhood. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)
Bugatti pens are for sale at the Fountain Pen Hospital in New York's Tribeca neighborhood. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

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  • In this photo taken Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, Jeff Mitchell, a retired ecology teacher from Philomath Hight School, holds a pair of freshwater mussels along the Willamette River near Corvallis, Ore., that with the help of Oregon State University he has estimated to be 55-years-old. (Andy Cripe/The Corvallis Gazette-Times via AP)

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