Category Archives: family

Three lives touched by one war — World War I

In 2015, I returned to my family home to investigate an unexamined chest that, it turned out, held over 2,400 hand-written and typed family letters, postcards, marriage licenses, wills, death certificates, and grocery lists dating back 140 years. The memorabilia … Continue reading

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Forget lovingly handmade gifts – Amazon wins

This is not a nastygram towards Amazon.com or the USPS. Not at all. It’s is a realization. Only big business can afford to mail stuff, so buy from them. I just spent $20 to send a package across the U.S. … Continue reading

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Don’t let yourself be forgotten – holiday letters

As we count down to the holiday season, I want to speak up for the Christmas (Hanukah, Solstice, choose-your-holiday) letter. You know what I mean: it’s that letter stuffed in an envelope that recounts what you did in the last … Continue reading

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