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Category Archives: Letter-writing

Keeping it simple

“Stay low, stay quiet, keep it simple, don’t expect too much, enjoy what you have.” — This statement by Dean Koontz sums up my philosophy of living a simple life. I’m continually saying, “Enjoy what you have.” I think we all have some kind of mantra that we either live by or are known by. […]

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Two books I’m giving away

Who doesn’t like giveaways? Who doesn’t like free books? Who still writes letters? oops, I heard a groan for that last one, I know I did. I am planning on giving away a couple books. Now these are not brand new, off the shelf, but they have been read and enjoyed sometimes by a few […]

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everyone has a story

Sitting blankly, pondering what to write in this postcard. Nothing worthwhile comes at first. Like a plant remaining dormant until the warm water and fertilizer make their way through all the capillaries and begin to settle in each cell, the bud of a thought begins to form. I shall share part of my story in […]

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Kindness in an Envelope

The world can always use a little more kindness. A smile, a thoughtful word, or a simple gesture spreads good cheer. “A good handwritten letter is a creative act, and not just because it is a visual and tactile pleasure. It is a deliberate act of exposure, a form of vulnerability, because handwriting opens a […]

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A Month of Letter Writing

If you’re a writer, or wanna-be writer you likely already know all about NaNoWriMo. That stands for National Novel Writing Month. Writers around the globe sit down at their computers or typewriters and bang out an entire novel during the month of November. Sure, it’s only a draft, but it’s a huge accomplishment and great […]

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