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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

navigating the addresses – part 2

navigating the addresses – part 2

For all those who have been waiting for the second post in this series, we’d like to take a moment to introduce you to your new friends.  Without them as a guide, you’ll be as hard pressed as we are in finding your way around this years list of addresses. For quite some time […]

Un alt fel de provocare: InCoWriMo

Un alt fel de provocare: InCoWriMo

We are very lucky to have found this wonderful guest post today; and happy to share it with everyone. The world of handwritten correspondence seems to be full of happy little accidents and amazing little corners to explore. And even more, it is full of the shared moments, thoughts, ideas, and projects that bind us […]

navigating the addresses – part 1

navigating the addresses – part 1

One of the great things about being a human being is our nearly unlimited capacity for discovery, adventure, and storytelling. This perfect combination seems to feed our imagination, widen our horizons and bring us closer together at the same time. There’s something in being able to venture out our front door and return at the […]

Heads  up

Heads up

Once again, just 2 days away from posting this years list of participants, we’re taking a couple of minutes to stick our heads up from all the data sheets, calendars, text blocking, postal addressing standards and documents to let give everyone a bit of a heads up about what’s going on. Needless to say, we’ve […]

flag day – who in the world is interested?

flag day – who in the world is interested?

One of the special things we’d like to share with you is a glimpse of who is interested in this years project. Being an international month of handwritten correspondence, it’s always a pleasure when we notice how widely we are being viewed. The little graphic below is an indication, in no particular order, of the […]

A Season of Celebration.

A Season of Celebration.

One of the wonderful things about this project is the period of year it crosses. For much of the earth, we have passed from a cycle of fertility, growth and abundance to a cycle of preparation, darkness and rebirth. This is celebrated by many cultures in many ways. The dates and names may not always […]

message in a bottle

message in a bottle

  It’s that time of year again, a new site, new messages, new friends and a new season to prepare for the 2019 version of incowrimo. One week from now, the 2019 site will be up and you can begin your trek towards your own personal month of handwritten letters every day. Not only that, […]

how to write a letter: avoiding impropriety

how to write a letter: avoiding impropriety

Much has changed in the world since Emily Post first published her advice on writing longer letters. Not least of which is something along the line of “what is ‘proper’ when it comes to our first opportunity to socialize with people to whom we’ve not been properly introduced. Especially those of the opposite sex”. And […]

A little note about how we got here

A little note about how we got here

A question came up this morning that deserves a fair answer  .. Just how did we get here? Back in 2015, the way people participated and connected with correspondents on the original incowrimo site was to enter your name to the comments section below the list of 29 people who wanted to get letters from […]