By Ruth Robinson
I have a junk drawer. OK, maybe there are two. But it is mostly good junk, or at least it was at one time. The one in the kitchen near the phone (yes, we still have a land line), well, that has important stuff, too. Like the black address book, rubber bands, paper clips, pens, pens, pens, a pencil or three, pens.
And sometimes, OK, maybe a lot of the times, a pen just doesn’t want to do its duty. So, I put it back, intending to clean out the drawer “later”.
Enter Mr. Costas Schuler of Forestville, CA. He is known as The Pen Guy. He wants the dead pens. He has a couple of noble missions: keep old pens out of the landfill and make art.
His most well known “art” piece is his Mercedes that is literally covered in old pens, artistically arranged. He uses pens in wall art, too. And it is very pricey.
He would like my old pens, as well as yours. My plan is to put a can out each Sunday in which you can deposit your old pens. When we fill it up, I’ll mail it to him. Address on his website.
Liberate those pens! Clear out your junk drawer(s), and save the landfills. Bring useless pens to church…and we’ll keep the can out for you.