December 19, 2010 Santa Claus exists inside each of us. As a symbol of the season, he represents humanity’s basic generous nature. OPERATION SANTA CLAUS and BeAnElf.org receive handwritten letters from children in need. This year, the children s letters are like prayers for necessities. They are asking for warm clothing and basics like shoes and blankets. […]
November 25, 2010…. Thanksgiving Day formally opens the “season of gratitude.” Perhaps a meal shared with friends and family brought a chance to slow down and count one’s blessings. Then immediately, before digestion is complete, along comes the mad dash to begin holiday gift shopping. Can we pause a moment here to reflect more on life’s blessings? […]
November 22, 2010 Speaking of snail mail…. “For six consecutive years, the U.S. Postal Service has been rated as the most trusted agency of the federal government by the Ponemon Institute”. Basically, it all comes down to “Mailman Bruce”– that trusted letter carrier who gives your dog a biscuit and takes packages to the back […]
November 2, 2010 … Thank you, Qin Guan– for your supportive comment. I am glad that some of these ideas are helpful. Please, everyone use whatever inspires you and don’t worry about the rest.
October 28, 2010 …….”In the deepest hour of the night, I confess to myself three things: I would die if I was forbidden to write, forbidden to love, or forbidden to fashion.” (Quote taken from heartbeats ad, Lady Gaga’s headphones)
September 8, 2010 I have to deviate for a good reason- Mother Teresa. Today the local Knights of Columbus in New Haven, CT, USA- had a big celebration in conjunction with the US Postal Service to launch the sale of the “Mother Teresa stamp”. I went to buy some stamps and to check out the […]
August 5, 2010 If you could choose anyone for their autograph, past or present, whose would you choose? I asked my friend, Jim Rose, this question and with little hesitation he announced: “Michelangelo, it’s only one word!” Me? I’d ask Isadora Duncan to sign a scarf. The dictionary defines autograph as: a person’s own signature […]
August 2, 2010 Consider: If handwriting is not something special, why then do people wait on long lines for the signature of a celebrity or dignitary? ….Recently, a fellow got Leonard Nemoy to autograph his arm and immediately went to get it tattooed!!!
July 31, 2010 On a positively postcard note, I’ve noticed quite a few of them in the mail lately. Exotic pictures are trans-versing the globe, along with unusual sights and sentiments ranging from hilarious to touching: “I love you”! (Yes, the postman glances at cards as he looks at the address and what catches […]
Two weeks ago, we upgraded this site and things went topsy turvy. I am a newbie to this blogging business. I AM far more comfortable with pen and paper, but I feel strongly that this is the avenue to get maximum attention for the cause. With so many creative ideas to explore, and the need […]