October 9, 2017 Columbus Day Holiday/Indigenous People’s Day From the old perspective, the story features Christopher Columbus, the Italian explorer, patronized by Ferdinand and Isabella, sailing West from Spain with 3 ships to reach Asia. After 33 days at sea, his crew spotted or “discovered” the Bahamas. What Columbus discovered was an island with a […]
Everything that relates to letter writing grabs my interest. So when I heard about “The Letter Project,” I wanted to learn more. My friend, Adam Schwartz, put me in touch with Sally Pearson (pictured above) and that is how I discovered this women-supporting-each-other effort with encouraging letters at the core. The project is […]
December 28, 2016 There’s always the question: What to do with all those cards once the holiday is over? Do they all go out with the wrapping into the trash? WAIT! You can recycle some of those cards. And, before the envelopes disappear, you can cut out the return addresses and paste them onto a […]
December 26, 2016 These last week weeks, I would discover large stacks of cards at individual mailboxes, waiting for me to pick up for mailing. I love to see folks still sending cards by mail. The fact that people are still communicating on paper is key. A personalized card is a keepsake. So why do […]
Happy Holidays from me to you!
December 12, 2016 Get your holiday mail out on time: Deadline for US Postal Service First-Class Mail for delivery before Christmas is Tuesday, December 20. Priority Mail- Wednesday, December 21. Priority Express- Thursday, December 22.
December 4, 2016 If you ever have doubts about the power of the written word, then I suggest you review Amnesty International’s Freedom Writers’ Campaign. I have been a member of Amnesty International for many years. I have sent letters to foreign leaders, petitioning them to release a “prisoner of conscience.” Someone who simply took […]
Veterans’ Day 2016 My Dad was a Navy veteran. He enlisted as a young man and was stationed in the Pacific. He, promptly, got terrified on an aircraft carrier during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. When his tour of duty was up, he left the service. He reenlisted in the Navy when I was […]
November 7, 2016 When did a stamp cost 15 cents? Back in 1980, when letters did shape opinions. Today, I get tremendous amounts of emails asking me to sign a petition for a good cause, or write an email to a corporate CEO and politely ask him to stop some destructive, money-driven behavior. Yet, I […]
November 2, 2016 I have been a fan of Margaret Shepherd’s books for many years. When I first discovered her collection of letter writing guides, I was sold. I felt I found a kindred spirit. With a little research, I discovered her address and immediately wrote to Margaret Shepherd expressing my thanks and appreciation. She […]