Thank a Mailman Day Date When celebrated : Always February 4 Thank a Mailman Day is your chance to say thanks to the guy, or gal, who delivers your mail. After all, they are there six days a week. The reliable postal worker is always there doing their job, regardless of the weather. They are […]
I deliver mail to Worthington Hooker Middle School in New Haven. One day last Spring, I was delighted to find a display in the main lobby of different artifacts in their own dioramas. The assignment had the flavor of a Ripley’s Believe-it-or-not. The students were to chose an object, design a display, and […]
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Hunky Dory had its own alphabet- ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Photo: David Bowie in 1967. Getty Images
Barbara Getty and Inga Dubay have an award winning alphabet. “No loops or scoops” sums up their formula for a simple approach to learning cursive. I have incorporated much from their work., and as a result, my handwriting is more legible and stylish. If you have the good fortune to live anywhere near Portland, […]
I discovered this opportunity and want to share it. If your handwriting needs help, or you want to learn how to teach this valuable skill, here’s a 3 hour online course. You’ll need to sign up soon, so the materials can be sent in advance. The class takes place on January 23rd, (John Hancock’s birthday). […]
Hooray for New Beginnings! Funny how a new page on the calendar can inspire such optimism with such a fresh outlook… I’m all for it. Capricorn (the Winter sign) rests at the peak of the Zodiac. In other words, this is a pinnacle turning-of-the- wheel. We look back at our accomplishments and blessings […]
I received a lovely book of Norman Rockwell magazine covers as a gift. This image jumped out as oh so appropriate for today. Oops, Santa! –you left your costume in the Bottom Drawer! Merry Christmas everyone.
In celebration of National Letter Writing Day, Letters Live asked celebrities to write a letter to Santa. Above is a heartfelt one from Benedict Cumberbatch to Father Christmas. Letters Live was inspired by Shaun Usher’s international best-selling Letters of Note series, Letters Live is a live celebration of the enduring power of literary correspondence. Every year, Letters […]