paper copies – handwriting thoughts

paper copies – handwriting thoughts

As always with someone who spends their day with words and paper in all it’s many forms; a dense shadowy cloud outside the window is often felt with chill and alarm. That being said, I would like to offer a couple of thoughts in response to the many general offers for help. Two things have […]

Address Book

Address Book

  In light of all the things going on at the moment, the most simple and effective start seems to be to restore the address book available at the close of 2019. This list contains  individuals who expressed an interest in continuing to write throughout the year. It is less than a perfect solution but […]

Shalom Aleichem – שָׁלוֹם עֲלֵיכֶם

Shalom Aleichem – שָׁלוֹם עֲלֵיכֶם

“What if we consider this time as we would consider the Shabbat? The most sacred of time? Cease from travel. Cease from buying and selling. Give up, just for now, on trying to make the world different than it is. Sing. Pray. Touch only those to whom you commit your life. Connect with the goodness […]

Handwritten

Handwritten

  I so wish I were writting this missive by hand to friends and new aquaintences to greet the coming spring and season of rebirth and joy. Alas I find myself homesick for my place amongst my countrymen — while, in the midst of family, still with strangers, in newly familiar surroundings, confined indoors for […]

Handwritten technology.

Handwritten correspondence is a deep and valuable part of our human heritage. Most of all it does what it does, exceptionally well. The reason being that outside the delivery system, the entire process is completely in the hands of the persons corresponding. The second part is that a letter is the product of an integrated […]

mailbag misfortune

Due to a set of unfortunate, unforseen events over the holiday season, there has been a delay in releasing the normal January site update. It is hoped that it should be rectified over the weekend.

incowrimo-2020 update

Amongst many of the other details that have emerged over the past two weeks as the work gets underway for the upcoming new year and re-opening of the site for 2020; is that it will be my final year undertaking this project. The combination of a recebt fall which broke a collarbone several days ago, […]

incowrimo-2020

incowrimo-2020

Just 5 more days until all the remaining names come down from the 2019 year and we begin in earnest for incowrimo-2020. We’ve thrown open the curtains and shutters, pulled the drapes off the old furniture and opened both the front door and the back to let some crisp fall air blow through the project […]

the dog days of summer

the dog days of summer

So now that the sun has crossed it’s northern zenith and has headed once again towards the equator and farther south; it’s time to walk back into our archives, pull out the records, correspondence, charts and binders to organize a little and clean up as we push into the dog days of summer. Mostly a […]

“Croí na Teanga – It’s You!”

“Croí na Teanga – It’s You!”

From a land immersed in storytelling and as green as spring itself , we’re all encouraged to reach down and tend our delicate roots so that they may hold firm in the year ahead.

mardi gras

mardi gras

The last festival of the old year. We celebrate with the very best of our best in abandon. Fasnachts, pączkis, malasadas, blynai, laskiaispulla, vastlakukkel, fastlagsbulle, semla, faworki, blini, pancakes, sausage, pea soup, salted pork and peas. For it’s tomorrow the pierced, dismembered, scattered and buried body of the new god …the living gift of the old; begins […]

bem vindo a carnaval –

bem vindo a carnaval –

From its home on an ancient rocky hill just northeast of Kardzhali, Bulgaria, down through some seven-thousand years to its present exile – a balneario in southeastern Brasil – we all share in one of humanities greatest, most ancient and most potent celebrations, Carnaval. It’s the subterranean chaos of the underworld that provides us power for […]

Martisor

Martisor

There is winter and there is summer. Two extremes joined together on one side with a season of ripened bounty and harvest. The gathering up and storing of life’s wealth to nurture and care for us through the cold and hostile world of darkness. The one we see so often as an end. But today […]

Dragobete

Dragobete

The sun will soon crest the equator on it’s annual journey north and today the birds will begin their nests, trees prepare to bloom and nature wake from a long winters sleep. A season of tenderness and new growth. Sleep with basil under your pillow and give your loved ones your attention and presence. In […]

A thoughtful moment..

A thoughtful moment..

We received a comment this morning that caused us to step back a bit and reflect on a month of handwritten correspondence and think about what it might mean. Taking  a thoughtful moment is often a rare and special gift of time and consideration in the world we live in. Most certainly it’s our belief […]

Constantin Brâncuși Day

Constantin Brâncuși Day

Sculptor, painter and photographer  Brâncuși was a true pioneer of modernism, and one of the most influential sculptors of the 20th-century. Often called the patriarch of modern sculpture he saw the world with heart and soul as well as his mind. He was the first to establish that art did not have to look like […]