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Blog - Penman the Optimist

Gary Blehm, Penman Spreading the Power of Optimism for 30 years

Spreading the Power of Optimism for 30 Years. What was first envisioned in 1977 in a one room school house near Aspen, Colorado has become a true story of perseverance. During the 1990's while the PENMEN® comic strip ran in national syndication, Gary Blehm, The Penman gave motivational speeches to schools on the subject of optimism, [...]

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Penman is Sustained by Optimism in the Great Outdoors

Penman the optimist loves the great outdoors. He has been sustained by the power of optimism since 1989. Take a look at our optimistic t-shirts celebrating positive vibes and outdoor recreation. Join Penman on his next camping trip.

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Climb Every Mountain with Penman the Optimist and a Grin Big!™ T-Shirt

Climb Every Mountain with Penman the Optimist and a Grin Big!™ T-Shirt. Sometimes it's not enough to climb only one. You may need to climb two at once. Multitask with the power of optimism and keep on climbing. Nobody said success would be easy. You must keep going and never, ever give up not matter [...]

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