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Writing Letters

A College Student on Actually Writing Letters

Matt Camarda | Posted 10.04.2014 | College
Matt Camarda

Letter writing cultivates patience. When you're writing, your recipient doesn't see an ellipsis doing the worm under his last message. He won't know whether you've "seen" his letter until you respond.

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...

Mourning a Friend I Never Met

Sherman Yellen | Posted 02.26.2014 | Good News
Sherman Yellen

She didn't email or have a computer, but she had something better than that for communicating: a generous heart.

Write a Legacy Letter Today!

Rachael Freed | Posted 10.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Rachael Freed

The model provides a four-part structure to make writing legacy letters simple, uniquely personal, and meaningful. A one-page letter written in no more than 15 to 30 minutes using this model can be completed in four paragraphs.

Dear America, Join Me in Writing a Letter From the Heart

D.J. Wilson | Posted 03.16.2013 | Good News
D.J. Wilson

How many of our children have held a hand-written letter in their hands and read it over and over again? How many have stored them away and pulled them out when they're having a really tough day?

A Different Kind of Love Letter

Elisabeth Egan | Posted 10.23.2012 | Parents
Elisabeth Egan

I'm a ferocious communicator, firing off texts, e-mails and tweets at all hours, but I'd forgotten how much I love the ritual of collecting my thoughts and writing them down, in pen.

In Which I Advise a Young Baby

Hillary Rettig | Posted 08.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Hillary Rettig

My friend and his wife recently had a baby -- the gorgeous Toby. And they did something completely cool, which was to ask friends concerned with social justice to write letters to Toby, which they would publish in a book.

Texting Is So 19th Century

Pamela Newton | Posted 09.27.2011 | Technology
Pamela Newton

It has recently occurred to me that email and text messaging are actually a quaint throwback to the good old days of interpersonal communication.

Love Letter Takes 53 Years To Reach Him

AP | Posted 09.19.2011 | Books

CALIFORNIA, Pa. -- Much has happened in the 53 years since Vonnie sent Clark the letter, wondering why he hadn't called before going back to college. ...

'Dear Sir/Madam' Is Sexist, Psychologists Say

Telegraph UK | Matthew Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

By continuing to refer to couples with the man's name first -- "David and Sarah" rather than "Sarah and David" -- people are unwittingly reinforcing g...