This summer I am teaching online, in part because many students prefer to take classes online. Summer is the time for mischief, experimentation and creation—there is just something about that added sunlight, all sorts of plants I know not the names of in bloom everywhere—it just makes you want to try something new.

In my online freshman composition class I have taken to using a blue felt tip pen, a uniball VISION, fine, 0.7 MM, if you are a pen aficionado, and I know many of us are very particular about our pens, even in this technological age where we spent most of our day hammering or tapping on the keyboard.

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