Mon 23 Jan ’12 (posted January 29, 2012) The Month of Letters Challenge Mary Robinette Kowal Last September, I took a month off from the internet. During my vacation, I told people that they could correspond with me by paper letter. Some people did. Some people still are. Every letter delights me. When I write […]
Archives for January 2012
Nagging Thoughts Fix “One way to keep nagging thoughts from buzzing around in your brain is to write them down. Make a list of errands, housework, or other tasks you plan to complete later. Vent frustrations over an unpleasant confrontation in your journal. Once these thoughts are on paper, you may be able to let […]
January 24, 2012 “The brick walls are there for a reason. They’re not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something.” -R.P. The LAST LECTURE. Have you read, listened or seen the video on You tube? WOW! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji5_MqicxSo Randy Pausch was […]
January 16, 2012 Today we commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. His words, his dream of a better world with an end to poverty and racism, and his belief in non-violent protest even in the face of violence -all of these are as alive today as they were in the 1960’s! The “Poor People’s […]
January 14, 2012 Have you ever noticed whenever elegance is required in written or even printed communication…. script always fills the bill! Let’s face it, cursive italic IS classy. The popular lament these days is “my handwriting is horrible!” Vimala Rogers counters that remark with her #1 Truth: “There is no such thing as ….bad […]
January 8, 2012 Today begins National Letter Writing Week in the U.S. Hailie Vuolo shouts “Write a Letter!” Wherever you are, use the momentum to pen a letter to someone. A thank you note is always a good way to start.
Courtesy of Newsweek, Illustration by Jason Lee January 6, 2012 Today I discovered a marvelous article in the latest Newsweek:“31 WAYS TO GET SMARTER IN 2012.” There are 31 practical suggestions to get those cobwebs cleared out of your brain. Drink more water, get more sleep, take naps, knit, eat yogurt, nibble on dark chocolate, take […]