Monday, February 21, 2011

Metamorphosis: A Blog Rebirth.

Here is a hard truth: I find scanning tedious. I love the results, but I find the doing of it very boring. Once Rodney and I finally get our offices straightened out this might change, but for now it is a bit annoying. You see my laptop and I are out in the living room. The scanner is in the office. Now it may seem logical that I could just go to the office and scan, but due to several factors that does not work out well. So I have gotten way behind in scanning in and out postcards. At this point I am not going to try to catch up.

Instead I have a plan to morph this blog a bit. I am still going to document Postcrossing postcards and cards from others, but I may not post them all. Or I might make a college of them at the end of each month. I have not figured out the details of that just yet. I also want to add other content: reviews of books on letter writing; discussions on collections of letters; details of letters I have sent to corporations, government officials, newspapers and the like; reviews of postcard making sites; reviews of writing supplies such as pens and paper. Basically I am thinking of all things having to do with writing letters.

Letter writing is fast becoming a lost art. I have never been a true artist of the medium, but I hope with this new direction to inspire others to write more and text less!  

Friday, August 13, 2010

To Shane in Illinois, USA

So I have added the United States as a country that I will send and receive postcards to and from. I am sending another of Adam Turman's postcards, because I LOVE them. I really like this picture of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox, so iconic!

To Piritta in Finland

It is about time for the Minnesota State Fair so I sent Piritta this postcard by Adam Truman:

Piritta mentioned that she liked Peanuts characters, I did not have any postcard of them, but I do have these photos of statues that were on display around Minneapolis/St. Paul in the early part of this decade (maybe 2002-ish?). I hope these make up for not being able to send a postcard with them on it.:

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Postcards To and From Tiago in Brazil(Direct Swap)

I received this really fun postcard from Tiago today:

Tomorrow I will be sending this postcard off to him:

Monday, August 9, 2010

Whew....that was a lot of postcards!

Okay, I think that should be all of the postcards that I had laying around. Now my goal is to send one postcard per day until I reach my postcrossing limit. If I receive a postcard that day I will not send one. Hopefully these rules will make it easier for me to keep this blog up to date.

Postcards From Lithuania and Poland


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Postcards From Japan and Thailand



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Postcards From Finland

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Postcards From Belarus

Postcards From Commonwealth Countries

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Postcards From London

One morning I realized that I had forgotten to get the mail the previous day. I went out to the mailbox and found the postcard below. A very fun postcard from London, England.

Later that day, when the mail for that day had arrived, I went out again to get the mail and found the postcard below waiting for me. A wonderful church in London, Ontario, Canada! It made me giggle!

Postcards From Ukraine

The above postcard is from Victoria. I do not know how she got my address. It does not appear to be a postcrossing postcard. Victoria, if you read this, thank you so much and please send me your address so that I can send you a postcard in return.

From Steve, Kirsi and Onni Vacationing in Finland

Postcards To and From Doris in Taiwan



Postcards From Taiwan

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Postcards From The Netherlands

Postcards Sent Via Postcrossing