In today’s NY Times, Steven Petrow laments the further reduction of our humanity with credit card companies’ elimination of an actual signature. It’s a great article. I am right there with the author as he clutches the multi-sensory experience of reading his Grandma’s letters. I worry about how much we are mindlessly, willingly sacrifice to […]
My friend Adam sent me this zany card. He expressed that yet another summer has gone by and he hadn’t been to the beach. I’d say, from the looks of this scene, he’s been spared. It doesn’t appear very restful to me.
July 24, 2013 Last weekend, I had the good fortune to meet Anne Kubitsky, creator and founder of “The Look for the Good Project.” I first discovered her postcard (shown below) at a local shop and then checked out her website www.lookforthegoodproject.org . I learned that she would be at Hammonassett Beach State […]
October 29, 2012 __________________________________________________________________________________________ A recent review in THE WEEK asks this question: “Facebook: Are social media making us lonely?” Stephen Marche in The Atlantic states: “Thanks to texting, Facebook, Google+, and Twitter, Americans now live in a “web of connection” in which we can reach everyone we know in just a fraction of a […]
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 […]
The 4th of July, 2011 Happy Birthday America!!! 235 years old. That’s a lot of candles! This holiday also marks the one year anniversary of writealetter.org. After a bumpy start, it all seemed to make sense beginning last July. I’d like to use this opportunity to thank you for your continued support. I want to thank all […]
April 24, 2011 Easter– a movable feast day. It falls on the first Sunday after the full moon after the Vernal Equinox! Eggs, bunnies, flowers, baskets of greenery and yummy chocolates…symbols of fertility and abundance. Many faiths rally to claim this holiday. The Earth is yawning and waking from her Winter slumber to a cacophony […]
March 13, 2011… another British postcard treasure I found in my mailbox!