Don’t ever underestimate the power of writing.  If you’ve longed to write a letter, start a journal, write a short story or poem or write a novel; now would be the time. In this day and age of the quick fix, the email and tweet-eww!, there’s something special about receiving a handwritten card, letter or observation.  It’s simple and effective.  I had to gasp the other day when I was doing Christmas cards and my children commented on how they didn’t really appreciate writing their name in the card.  In other words cursive which is my mainstay is lost to them and it was never stressed in school.  LA Carlson