Month of Letters 2021

Every February for years, I’ve taken part in the Month of Letters challenge. During the month of February, I’m supposed write and mail one letter or postcard each day. And when I receive mail (not junk mail) I write back to the sender. Mail can go to old friends, family members, my regular pen pals,Continue reading “Month of Letters 2021”

Magic Bullets

I’ve kept a journal for decades. I’m not as diligent about it in recent years, not since I started a blog, but I still find it useful to commit my thoughts, memories, and plans to paper, especially those that don’t need to be shared with the world. My journal has generally been a pretty standardContinue reading “Magic Bullets”

Postcards From the World: Windbinder

It’s time to spotlight another of the many Postcrossing cards I’ve received lately. Postcrossing, in case you’re not familiar with the concept, is a site with more than 800,000 members in 207 countries; we receive names and profiles from the site and send each other postcards. You can get details here. I’ve been a PostcrosserContinue reading “Postcards From the World: Windbinder”

Postcards From the World: Author’s Day

Today I want to feature a postcard I received from a Postcrosser in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The card comes from Trang, a Vietnamese immigrant to Canada who is working on her PhD. She didn’t say much about her field of study, but her research seems to be about the use of psychology in marketing. I choseContinue reading “Postcards From the World: Author’s Day”

Friday Five: Old School

I don’t officially participate in Friday Five, a blog prompt that provides a list each week of five questions on one theme. But every now and then I hear about the questions and find them interesting. This is one of those times! These questions were the prompt for a few weeks ago. The topic: ThingsContinue reading “Friday Five: Old School”

Priceless Family Heirloom

Someone asked if I have any treasured heirlooms, such as portraits of my ancestors, hanging on my walls. Actually, I do have one family heirloom on the wall, but it’s not a portrait. In fact, it’s kind of a family joke. Once upon a time, when ashtrays were a thing, my grandmother had these enormous,Continue reading “Priceless Family Heirloom”

Photo Friday: Art on the Avenue

It’s the first weekend of October, and in a normal year, Art on the Avenue would be taking place in my neighborhood tomorrow, the first Saturday of the month. Inviting thousands of people to gather, eat pie, make scarecrows, listen to music, and enjoy all kinds of artwork would be a bad idea in aContinue reading “Photo Friday: Art on the Avenue”

Photo Friday: College Cake

This is the big weekend. Saturday morning we’ll pick up our rental minivan, and then we’ll load it to the gills with everything needed for my son’s dorm room, and drive him down to college for the very first time. We couldn’t have a real party tonight, seeing as how we’re still in the middleContinue reading “Photo Friday: College Cake”