You might have thought my note's title was some sort of cryptic preview of a political comment, but it isn't.
I really do just want to suggest an interesting idea for a gift for yourself or someone else you think would appreciate it...and for the record I have no financial interest or any other tie to the company.
Anyway, the idea is a "fine writing instrument," which is to say a great-quality, highly engineered, beautiful, and functional pen, made right here in the USA.
I just interviewed Reid Hazelton, the founder of the American Pen Company on my Saturday morning radio show and he brought up a great point: "It's as important to your personal and business reputation to have a quality pen as it is a good suit, pair of fine shoes and a nice brief case of sorts. Would you pull out a BIC on a $750,000 deal?"