Reason to Write

7th Jun 2019

I've been kicking around different ideas to write about this week while on the road and staring out at the crashing waves and in bed before I fall asleep, but my brain can't focus on any of them for too long because what I can't stop thinking about i...
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Little Professor

30th May 2019

When I was little and my mom would take us kids on errands around Omaha, we would, without fail, end up at Baker’s Square at 132nd and Center. If ever there were a golden age for Baker’s stores in Omaha, this was it, and this was our regular l...
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Ritualizing the Letter

23rd May 2019

I have the kindest customer, Jacob, who set a goal a couple of years ago to write 100 letters. Roughly two a week, dropped in the mail to unsuspecting friends and family and acquaintances. It's an admirable goal, and one that has settled into a qu...
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Your Moment of Zen

16th May 2019

Wax seals have long been a love of mine, so I recently ordered a custom seal to add to special outgoing mail from the shop. Also, because I like the fanciest mail-related gadgets I can find, I procured a beautiful melting spoon and stand that sits ri...
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Showing Up

9th May 2019

I recently decided to get back to blogging, and I decided as part of that project, I needed to be consistent about it. Sounds straightforward enough. But when it's suddenly May and chaos has exploded into your life and your week is full of appoint...
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Using Vintage Stamps

24th Apr 2019

It's kind of an understatement to say that I'm obsessed with vintage postage. I love it for so many reasons. The colors are saturated and mesmerizing and extend right on out to the perforations (many? most? vintage stamp sheets were printed with a tw...
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Poetry for the (Little) People

18th Apr 2019

It’s not that I don’t appreciate Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein as much as the next gal. In fact, On Beyond Zebra and If I Ran the Circus are two of my most beloved books from childhood, and any time I’m faced with a job I don’t want to do, I ment...
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In Five Years' Time

12th Apr 2019

Last week, I hopped on Facebook and was met with a memory of an interview my lovely cousin, Jane, conducted with me five years ago now! It was a delightful thing to revisit in that I was just then starting to formulate my plans for Postscript, and to...
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