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Pen it

In our world of emojis, acronyms, texts, tweets, and snaps, the art of writing has morphed into many things.  With the last few hours of your evening take time to celebrate simpler times. It’s Letter Writing Day!

Sure, the smart ass in you can write out the alphabet and claim you’ve celebrated, but unless you’re five years old or still learning the alphabet, you’re being a dumbass.  Break out the old pen and paper and write a letter with a date, greeting, body, and closing. Communicate as some of us once did in the 8th grade, with a handwritten note folded in such a way that it was its own envelope.  Surprise someone, you love, with a love note or someone, you hate, with a chain letter.  If you need help getting started, here are a few letters penned by the famous to inspire your heartfelt genius.  Pen it and…




If you’re reading this, you’re half way there.  If you rewrite it, you’re on point.  It’s International Literacy Day!  So, all around the world, (unless you’re battling a natural disaster), people are celebrating being literate.  Just so we are clear, Webster’s Dictionary defines literacy as the ability to read and write, being able to do one or the other doesn’t count.  If you’re in that boat, today is the perfect day to pick up the other skill.  It’s also a good day to sharpen or increase your reading and writing skills.  For example, if you can read, but only at a glacial pace or only picture books, work on that today.  If you can write, but only like a doctor or a Muppet, practice should be in your immediate future.  Celebrate by helping others become literate or exercising your skills.  Read, write, and…