An encouraging look at the (sometimes forgotten) art of writing letters. "I heard you were still alive..." read the front of the greeting card. It pictured a funny, forlorn-looking cartoon character sitting in the middle of a field. Inside, the card continued:...or is someone just spreading rumors? Please write and let me know!" My friend is trying to tell me something, I thought to myself. I got the message. I wasn't writing as much as I should have been. You remember letters, don't you? Letters are those nerve-racking scourges English teachers use to torture innocent students: "Those margins aren't wide enough! The date doesn't go there! This isn't the proper salutation!"
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