Choosing his weapon wisely, Weidmann illustrates this statement through the wielding of his own pen. Battles are fought and wars won, but it is chiefly due to ink that they are even remembered. Each of us makes decisions on a regular basis to communicate who we are and what we believe. The way in which we express this is often more important than what we are actually trying to convey. For Weidmann, joining the ranks of history’s penmen is an honor and constant reminder that the power of life and death is in our words.