Letter writing

Pen on page of writing.

When was the last time you wrote a letter to a friend or relative?

If you’re like most of us, I guess your answer is: not recently.

No wonder postal services all over the western world are losing money.

These days we don’t even type a letter on the computer to print and send off in an envelope, all dressed up with a stamp.

Now we have FaceBook and Twitter, and sometimes we even use email.

If you watch people, you can’t help but notice that everyone around you is texting on their smartphones.

Letter writing sounds so romantic, when you consider the hours you could spend putting your thoughts down on paper, and the days or weeks it would take before it would be delivered. Not to mention the wait for a response.

Life is obviously happening much too quickly now. Today, we have access to instantaneous communication with friends and family all over the world. Today, we can’t wait for our loved ones to write back with their answer.

Why would you want to wait, when you can share that thought or photograph or joke in the moment?

Letters. Something else for archeologists to ponder in the years to come.

Thanks for dropping by, Peter.

5 things a man needs to remember

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It’s vital that you remember your name. When you hear her say he or him, she’s talking about you. When she says your name, she’s talking to you.


Not your birthday, hers. She may not want to discuss her age but her birthday is the most important date on the calendar. Make sure it’s in yours with a reminder alert.


This is your second opportunity for displaying your romantic nature every year – you don’t want to miss it. This is another date to mark in your calendar with a reminder alert.


Patience may be a virtue but if you want to avoid the frustration of waiting, plan ahead and have something to do – while she’s doing whatever it is that takes so long whenever she’s getting ready.


If you manage to remember your name, when you hear her say it, give her your undivided attention – and no interrupting. This is how you really show her that she is important to you.


Thanks for dropping by, Peter