“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.

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 […]

Lantern Festival – 元宵節

Lantern Festival – 元宵節

“Until people found a way to light the darkness, they could do little once the sun went down   …Gaze up at the stars that fired the imagination of your ancestors. In that darkness, in that quiet, you can hear your heart beat and your breath move.  After you let time pass leisurely, light one lantern […]

Saint Valentine’s day

Saint Valentine’s day

  It’s good that we love one another.  And best of all, is finding that one person that brings out the best in us. A partner that helps us learn the daily practice of caring, sacrifice, humility, respect, admiration, trust, honour, loyalty, compassion, willingness and forgiveness. Happy Valentine’s Day to all.

The ugly hidden underbelly of InCoWriMo expectations – and how to avoid them.

Sorry to say but one of the more common problems people seem to have with InCoWrimo is the “but I’ve written all these letters and I haven’t yet received any mail” complaint. This doesn’t mean you won’t get any mail when you participate, it’s just that it might not turn out like you planned it […]

a quick reminder – incowrimo-2019

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

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 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 […]