“I feel I hold her heart in my hands…holding my mother’s letters. ” -Sherry Turkel, Epilogue- Alone Together, 2011. The kids called him “Mr. Robert.” Bobby’s small creative arts class at a Church daycare was his “passion.” The kids just loved him. He allowed them to be who they are. He let them shine. Together […]
Hot Potato: How to Make Your Vote Count
Originally, I wrote “Hot Potato’ for my Connecticut neighbors. Then I realized, of course- EVERYONE NEEDS TO HOT POTATO THEIR BALLOT because of the serious problems the post office is having with delayed mail… Hot Potato: How to Make Your Vote Count A recent headline shouts: “1 Million Primary Ballots Were Mailed Late.” (NYT- […]
A Prairie Home Companion honors home delivery
December 23,2013 Just about a week ago, Garrison Keillor sang this marvelous “Mailman Song,” on “A Prairie Home Companion.” Knowing how hard the letter carriers and clerks have worked these last few months, I feel buoyed by the sentiment expressed in this little dittie…Give a listen, click on this link- “http://minnesota.publicradio.org/www_publicradio/tools/media_player/syndicate.php?name=phc/2013/12/14/phc_20131214_128&starttime=00:07:37.0&endtime=00:10:00.0“
July 31, 2012 It has been too long, I have to catch up! So, what’s new? July marks the second year anniversary of Writealetter.org. I am proud of what’s been accomplished thus far and I am grateful for all the valuable contacts this website has attracted. I find myself now more strongly committed to supporting […]
a First Class letter is a bargain!
November 4, 2011 Carol “c.j.” Petersen wrote the following article and has graciously given me permission to reprint it here. c.j. is a treasure of a pen friend, an artist, photographer, writer, and all around wise woman. I am ever-so-grateful to have discovered her through our world of letters. _______________________________________________________________________________________ We all complain when postal rates go […]
“…float downstream like a human being…”
October 24, 2011 Humans are creatures of habit. We do get bored easily, but we like a certain amount of consistency. That familiarity gives us stability. However, change is inevitable and necessary with the current economic crisis and all. We have to change in order to survive. All the old methods won’t work. So, how do we survive the coming changes? Charles […]
Focus on the love!
October 18, 2011 As a postal worker, I am sensitive to the love/hate relationship people have with the post office. Sure, the long lines annoy me, too. However, lately people are now more anxious- “What’s going to happen to the post office?” The issues are clouded by a flood of misinformation which leaves the public baffled […]
A Subscriber’s Recommendation…
“I first got my own mailbox back in December 1989. It’s still in that very same post office. I was searching through something about letter-writing when I came across an article about “The Letter Exchange.” I joined up in the early 1990’s. The Letter Exchange helped me shape up my letter-writing skills. It introduced me […]