It’s official—Pencil Talk has been going strong for 5 years now. Like for many others, it has served both as a resource and springboard, fueling my quest for a pencil that’s just right. Imagine my surprise that along the way I’d find out there is a thriving community out there full of friendly and knowledgable people, some of whom I now count among my friends. Pencil Talk was my inspiration to start a blog, and to whatever small degree I’ve been able to contribute, I’ve got Stephen to thank.