Some postcards have arrived from friends and readers, including voices we haven’t heard in a LONG time (Hi Laura). And this one arrived from a local reader and it knocks me out…wishing that these two buildings (The Salem Armory and the Marion Hotel) were still there at Liberty and Ferry (where the conference center now […]
My friend Karen is a collector…of many categories of things, of people, of quotes. Of postcards. …and recently she sent me some cards, along with an article by Russell Lynes from 1977 (Architectural Digest, July-August, 1977…she collects magazines) wherein we learn that that a post card collector is called a Deltiologist. This term was coined […]
On the Way?
So we were having lunch the other day at Taproot when R nudged me and pointed…”On the Way”…oh good lord, I haven’t blogged in MONTHS! I doubt anybody is out there. ..well you’re there, but maybe not HERE? It isn’t so much that I have nothing to say…but that the things I’m thinking about are […]
I’ve written many times about “the Snail Blog”(here, and here, and here)… Ellen’s response to blogging as a Luddite committed to keeping in touch…she has sent me a post card every day for 3000 days (that is 8.22 YEARS for non-math majors). 3000 (and 3001) arrived today: Imagine. All those cards, all those stamps (though […]
The Snail Blog surges into 2017
I don’t think I’ve mentioned the Snail Blog lately, a postcard-a-day that arrives from our friend Ellen in Vermont…(card number 2401 arrived yesterday) This is such a delightful peek into a parallel universe, and Vermont is certainly that…a different life and like any good serial we have come to know the cast of characters…N.N., John […]
The Snail Blog/”Couples”
I haven’t written about the Snail Blog lately…my friend Ellen’s counter-move in response to this blog. She sends me a post card almost everyday with the small (and sometimes overwhelming) details of her life in Vermont. She has become a postcard collector, and sends the cards in series…one recent series, for instance, was “Bridges”. But […]
Snail Blog Milestone!
I like the notion of keeping in touch. Maybe that’s one reason I like to blog…(but only one… it’s really about images for me…). Back in 2009 my friend Ellen began writing me a postcard every day as a way to keep in touch (AND to use up post cards kicking around the drawers) and […]