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Positively Perfect For Pen Pals

“This is my letter to the world,

That never wrote to me,–

The simple news that Nature told,

With tender majesty.

Her message is committed

To hands I cannot see;

For love of her, sweet countrymen,

Judge tenderly of me!”

Emily Dickinson

I love corresponding; I’m probably better at the old school format than I am at the new cyber related ways to reach out. I take after my mother and grandmother who used to joke about who could send a speedier “Thank You” note. My mother used to think a card was in the mail from my grandmother before we had arrived home from a visit. I LOVE sending and receiving postcards which attests to the pretty gargantuan list of approximately 40 I send from some of my trips. Everyone I met along the road in Southeast Asia teased me about my full page list of cards to send. In the current world of e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, (and I totally get that you are reading this on a blog); there is nothing like receiving a piece of old fashioned mail in your mailbox to offset the countless pieces of junk and bills that crowd our postal service these days. Nothing can make me more excited about arriving home than finding a nicely addressed and stamped letter or postcard waiting for me.

I am always looking for cards; I collect postcards to send out for years after a trip, and from time to time I even make cards myself. On a recent trip to visit my sister and godmother in Oregon, I ran across this environmentally conscious and responsible card company and just loved them.

Positively Green Cards

The cards are smart and sweet, beautiful to look at, and best of all they are environmentally responsible including a “green tip” on the back of the card. The next time you want to send a message of thanks, love, birthday wishes, or just a note to say hi, think twice about hitting the send button and reach instead for a pen and one of these poignant cards. Can there be anything better than finding a note in your mailbox? Why yes, especially if that note says the person who sent it cares as much about the environment as they care about the person receiving the card.

Cordially Corresssponding,



05 2011

The Bees Need You

The bee population is on decline. Since the end of the last century the bee community has been dropping in radical and sad numbers, and can no longer be ignored. Regardless of how you feel about these little wonder creatures they do more for our world and our environment than could ever be rightly credited. Every day you are enjoying the benefits of the bees from the food you eat, to the cotton you wear, to the stunning flowers and trees they pollinate. Plus who doesn’t love HONEY!

They need your help and you can act now to save these incredible workers. It is a complicated decline and one I could never properly convey but please visit these sites to learn more NRDC, The Xerces Society, and Conservation International.

And then take action, get involved TODAY and sign the petition at AVAAZ to help our planet’s friend the humble bumble bee (and all others, no prejudice).

Thanks to Carol Sue for sharing this worthwhile petition, and for loving the planet as much as she loves me!

All buzzed about this,



01 2011