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Letters.

A Hard Candy Christmas

Tricia McCallum | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

I am one of three people in this particular solar system who still send Christmas cards by post. The other two are 97-year-old female twins who never married and live in rural Wisconsin in the house they were born in. I am an anachronism. And happy to be.

Letters Left in London By Anonymous

Kindness Blog | Posted 11.21.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

For over a year now I have been writing letters to strangers anonymously and leaving them around London for someone to find in the hope that I will bring some warmth, comfort or encouragement to that person. Why, you may ask?

Benedict Cumberbatch Is Sick of People Using His Name as a Cumberpun

Oren Mendez | Posted 11.17.2014 | Comedy
Oren Mendez

Lately It's starting to really cumberbother me how a lot of you are cumberbantering about my name.

Who Knew I'd Write a Book on Atheism and Jesus That Would Help a Jew Connect More Deeply With His Jewish Spirituality?

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 12.08.2014 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

Who knew I'd write a book that would help a Jew connect more deeply with his Jewish spirituality? "I heard my rabbi better this year as I fasted and ...

Windows on a World No More: Why Letters Still Have Much to Teach Us

Kevin Belmonte | Posted 11.22.2014 | Religion
Kevin Belmonte

These books remind us how important letters once were, and still are, as windows on a world no more, and the many things letters can tell us about people we wish to know more of.

An Apology Letter To My Second Child

Jenifer DeMattia | Posted 10.25.2014 | Parents
Jenifer DeMattia

I'm sorry you look like a candidate for "What Not To Wear," baby edition. Your brother had all brand-new, super-cute clothes, and you wear mostly his hand-me-downs, so that's why it's hard for me to figure out why you are always so disheveled.

A Letter to AirBnB's CEO, With Love, From Georgia O'Keeffe

Christine Deakers | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts
Christine Deakers

I can understand your frustrations if the gadflies are harping on the implications of your rebrand. I never intended to offend or titillate my viewers either; rather I wanted to set myself a part from others.

A Letter to My 10-Year-Old Self

Candace Davis | Posted 08.26.2014 | Women
Candace Davis

I love the thought of time travel, especially traveling along the course of my own life. I think it's got a lot to do with recognizing how much my life has changed -- from who I was and what I expected as a 10-year-old to who I've become and how my expectations have changed.

Purpose Can Be Something New

Ari Andersen | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Ari Andersen

It wasn't until this week though, when I read a particular letter, that the reality of what going this deep with one another on a large scale could look like. And feel like.

This Gift Lasts Forever and You Can Afford It

Matt Richardson | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Matt Richardson

Nowadays, a handwritten note is so rare and precious that it often sits on the desk and gets read and re-read a dozen times before it eventually gets put in the shoebox, forever and ever. There is something so deeply human and beautiful about seeing another person's handwriting.

A Big Sister's Sloppy Guide for Freshman Year of College

Marina Shifrin | Posted 07.27.2014 | College
Marina Shifrin

As an adult who cries regularly and has yet to figure out how to mail a letter, I feel it is my duty to warn all 18-year-olds to take my advice at their own risk.

What If Contestants Told Pat Sajak The Truth?

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 07.24.2014 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

Truth be known, I look forward every evening to giving my brain a well deserved rest from the mental aerobics I put it through daily. I admit it...I've been watching the same soap opera for fifty four years.

Consider Donating Your War Letters for Memorial Day

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Megan Smolenyak

letter to Dad in Vietnam As Memorial Day approaches, our thoughts naturally turn to those who have served in the military over the years and generat...

U.S. Postal Service Gets My Stamp of Approval

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 06.30.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

We need to maintain a vibrant postal service, whether run under the auspices of the federal government or private enterprise. I'm willing to put up with the junk mail.

14 Fabulous Literary Cards That Will Bring Out Your Inner Writer

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 04.30.2014 | Books

From Edith Wharton to Henry Miller, great authors have long turned to snail mail in order to express their love, exchange intellectual ruminations, or...

Heartbleeds, Handshakes, and Foolproof Happiness

Matt Richardson | Posted 06.28.2014 | Good News
Matt Richardson

I'm advocating a slice of Life 1.0. Life offline. You know: paper, pencil, people, handshakes. Firm handshakes. Life outdoors, where bugs ruin picnics not bank accounts.

Letters: The Recipe I Share With Julia Child

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 06.23.2014 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

What do I have in common with Julia Child? Not the art of French cooking. I cannot follow a recipe to save my life. But Julia Child loved writing and receiving letters, and so do I. And in our love for letters, we both discovered an age-old recipe, and a recipe I can follow. A recipe for life.

Discovering Inspiration in a Trunk Full of Letters

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 06.08.2014 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Every letter we write starts a connection, creates a history, lays the first stones of a bridge, extends a hand. And who knows what inspiration may spring from the letters we write?

Retired Teacher Makes Good On Promise To Mail Letters To Students

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 04.03.2014 | Good News

One retired high school teacher in Canada has a surprise for his former students that is 20 years in the making. In 1994, Bruce Farrer's ninth gra...

Letters to Our Former Selves

Ari Andersen | Posted 05.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Ari Andersen

I have embarked upon a quest to learn -- and hopefully to grow -- from the wisdom of my elders. The past is humanity's great equalizer, and we all have a story worth sharing.

Why Epistolary Novels Are Totally Awesome

Susan Rieger | Posted 05.18.2014 | Books
Susan Rieger

Since early adolescence, I've been reading epistolary novels, enjoying their dual nature. On the one hand, there's the direct, immediate contact with the characters. On the other, there's the circuitousness and obliqueness of the storytelling.

Dear Sallie Mae

Sarah Fader | Posted 05.14.2014 | College
Sarah Fader

Dear Sallie Mae, I would like to thank you for lending me a massive amount of money so that I could get a higher education. I wouldn't trade my time ...

Letters From Prison

Tracy Strauss | Posted 05.06.2014 | Women
Tracy Strauss

While the inmates wrote of the ways I'd helped them, they were helping me: my essay and their responses were a conduit, a bridge connecting their world and mine. Writing transcended prison walls. The incarcerated women ignited a spark I thought had left my life when I lost my teaching position.

Letter to My Father

Serena Dyer | Posted 05.04.2014 | Good News
Serena Dyer

I have realized that writing someone a letter of love and gratitude is a beautiful experience for both the writer and the receiver. I plan to continue writing love letters to the people in my life that I truly love so much.

Real Love Letters: My Mom's 20+ Years of Writing to Her Kids

Idealist | Posted 04.30.2014 | Women
Idealist

Septuagenarian bicyclist, landlord of historic homes, singer in the choirs... The lady has always rocked life with gusto and generosity, and very much to her own beat. This could not be better illustrated than by the over 20 years of letters she's faithfully written to me and my older brother.