I have always loved pencils.  There was never a moment  as a student where I wasn't searching for the perfect combination of graphite and cedar.  Now that I am a student again, my excitement for these fine writing instruments has had a resurgence.  This is meant to be a blog about my weekly adventures in pencilling. Originally from NJ, I now reside in Western MA with my wife and 6 (yes SIX) cats.  I am currently a full time student at Mount Holyoke College with plans to go to graduate school to obtain my PhD.  I work part time at a community college writing center where I help students write and edit their papers. My other hobbies include video games, comics, Dungeons & Dragons and purchase all of the Japanese school supplies I can get my hands on.