Bodhi  बोधि

Bodhi बोधि

May this day awaken you to the essence of your true nature, lead you to fully embrace your daily life and express it as compassion.  Happy Bodhi Day!

St. Nicholas of Winter

St. Nicholas of Winter

As the days grow shorter and dark of winter closes around us, it’s time to leave the year and it’s troubles behind us as we remove our boots and set them by the door.   Another year passed, to be rewarded as we lived it — be it coin, rod or black lump of coal. We […]

hanukkah – חנוכה שמח

hanukkah – חנוכה שמח

At this time of year, may lighting these lights express our thanks and praise for the miracles, wonders and salvations we have been given.

Mawlid an-Nabī

Mawlid an-Nabī

O Allah, send your blessings and peace on the light which manifested in this month.  

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 […]

a quick reminder – incowrimo-2019

Just a quick reminder that starting today, our address has moved to incowrimo-2019.org

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, […]

why would you write a letter?

why would you write a letter?

People do often ask  ..and thankfully Amanda Yu has some answers.

Whadayaknow – some great advice :)

Whadayaknow – some great advice :)

I came across this delightful film this morning as I was opening my mail and whadayaknow – it had some great advice. If you’re wondering how to tackle writing letters for the first time, or the next time, I’m not sure you can beat this encouragement from a veteran letter-writer. She captures everything that needs […]

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 […]

el amanecer del barrio – Uruguay

el amanecer del barrio – Uruguay

We have a bit of a treat for you during this last week of January. As we were looking at how to properly write out an address so that our letters get delivered, we came across this gem. For most of us, having a number on our house or a specific box where our letters […]

how to write a letter: the letter that everyone loves to receive

how to write a letter: the letter that everyone loves to receive

As mentioned in the previous post, the information below concerning longer letters has been taken from chapter 28 of Emily Post’s 1922 book on Etiquette. It contains pertinent advice to any letter writer direct from the golden age of handwritten personal mail. THE LETTER THAT EVERYONE LOVES TO RECEIVE The letter we all love to […]

how to write a letter: letters no one cares to read.

how to write a letter: letters no one cares to read.

As mentioned in the previous post, the information below concerning longer letters has been taken from chapter 28 of Emily Post’s 1922 book on Etiquette. It contains pertinent advice to any letter writer direct from the golden age of handwritten personal mail. LETTERS NO ONE CARES TO READ LETTERS OF CALAMITY First and foremost in […]

how to write a letter: the closing

how to write a letter: the closing

As mentioned in the previous post, the information below concerning longer letters has been taken from chapter 28 of Emily Post’s 1922 book on Etiquette. It contains pertinent advice to any letter writer direct from the golden age of handwritten personal mail. ENDING A LETTER Just as the beginning of a letter should give the […]

how to write a letter: the beginning

how to write a letter: the beginning

As mentioned in the previous post, the information below concerning longer letters has been taken from chapter 28 of Emily Post’s 1922 book on Etiquette. It contains pertinent advice to any letter writer, direct from the golden age of handwritten personal mail. BEGINNING A LETTER “For most people the difficulty in letter-writing is in the […]

Some thoughts about writing letters.

Some thoughts about writing letters.

  Surprisingly enough, we happen to have in our possession a tidy little collection of original books on etiquette. Most of them published during a period of intense social upheaval and rapid changes in communication and technology. It’s an almost unimaginable period between say 1870 and 1970. The former, a world lit mostly by candles […]