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November 22, 2012
Thanksgiving Day in America

John O’Donohue was an Irish poet and philosopher. He was interviewed by Krista Tippett on NPR/American Public Media. I heard part of the interview this morning. Listening to him was inspiring so I’ve posted the link to the podcast on my Twitter feed:  https://twitter.com/designhouse9. You can also find it in the right hand sidebar.

Have a beautiful and bountiful day today.

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Photo of the Day


Today’s walk found my attention grabbed by this mailbox, complete with its number 11, its splashes of gray paint and its battered sides. It has a quirky charm I find appealing. Ditto the quirky charm and humor of Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks in the movie “You’ve Got Mail”.

They corresponded by e-mail and missed out on the hand written notes and letters so prevalent in years past. The almost instantaneous quality of e-mail does have its benefits though. One can get answers to questions and exchange ideas and thoughts far faster than snail mail. Now we’re making more use of texts, tweets and Facebook. Short communications. Is the long letter dead? What’s ahead? Time will tell.

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Here’s a quote I found on the topic of mail, also quirky and humorous:

Every once in a while, someone will mail me a single popcorn kernel that didn’t pop. I’ll get out a fresh kernel, tape it to a piece of paper and mail it back to them.  —Orville Redenbacher

Heeeeere’s Johnny! This one is strictly for humor. I love the postal service and mail things on a regular basis.

Mail your packages early so the post office can lose them in time for Christmas.  —Johnny Carson

A quote by Dan Fogelberg about loving home more than mail:

I love home. I’ll stay up there for days on end, I won’t even go down the driveway to look for the mail.  —Dan Fogelberg

A quote that makes one look back, fondly or not depending on your viewpoint. Do you still receive letters in your mailbox? Chances are the answer is occasionally or never. Do you wish you received hand-written notes and letters more often? I do.

It is hard to check five email inboxes, three voice mail systems, or five blogs that you are tracking.  —David Rose

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