A few years ago I advocated writing personal letters (see Letters Keep Cursive Writing Alive). I still practice this, with the majority of the effort focused on Aly. I try to write her a letter at least once a week. As described in the essay linked above, it connects me to her while she’s away at college.
Part of the pleasure of writing each week comes from choosing a stamp to deliver the letter. Continue reading 'Simple Gifts: Stamps'»
Even though we preach the gospel of downsizing on the blog, in our conversations, and by example—even though we take this concept further than most Americans would ever want to, we appear willing to go further still.
Last weekend we hauled home a new dining table.
Michelle’s friend offered us an old oak table. It’s well used, but it’s round and drop leaf. We decided it should replace our current table.
The “new” table, set for lunch (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).
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