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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Mailbox Mayhem


I've been thinking about writing letters again. My thoughts tend to turn toward quiet days and focused storytelling when I don't have any time. So instead, I'll wait until next month. You know, you guys can always drop me a line if you have the time. Here's some things to check out in the meantime.
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Here's an excellent story about letters that you can enjoy while your hands and eyes do something else:
Fourteen Experiments In Postal Delivery by By John Schoffstall
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Here's a nifty site that Amanda Well-Tailored let me on to:
Letter Writer Alliance
It's filled with ideas, news and interesting stories about the practice of letter writing. Wow, that sounds really boring. I promise that it isn't.
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The next letter I am going to write is to a summer-friend from a few years ago. She made a zine that touched on a few questions I thought about over the years- about phases of friendship, foul weather buds and whether there is ever a right time for anything. I wonder if she will remember my face.

7 comments:

looka said...

Can you read my mind?
I guess so.

Matt said...

You see the new release "Correspondences" - Hotel St. George Press, I think - ? Your post made me think of that book.

Carrie said...

looka== I hope that means what I Think it does!

matt-- wow. the st. george hotel site is so cool! The book looks really interesting, but the price tag is a too shocking right now. I will, however, see if his other books are in the library. thanks for the tip!

looka said...

It does, for sure!

Amanda said...

Hey! You've made my greenish-yellow envelope famous! I loved that thing, I had it in my stationery drawer for years, until just the right writing moment presented itself.

: )

Carrie said...

You know what, I think this calls for n entry on epistolary stories.

Your assignment: think of some ones you have loved.

Amanda said...

Ok, deal. I accept the assignment.