Tuesday, 27 February 2018


No-one writes letters any more. Personal letters, not ones from the bank, I mean.

Letters played such an important role in my life. And still I only write one a year.

Letters are where my writing started. When I lived far from home in New York. In those pre-digital days, pen and paper was the only way to communicate. Other than hideously expensive transatlantic telephone calls at a dollar a minute.

Letters, dull on rereading, prompted playing around with language and making jokes. Vitally, recording what I felt rather than what I saw. My website guides continued in the same style. The blog, too.

Letters that wooed Dolores. Portraying a me better than reality.

Letters that I loved writing so much. And still I only write one a year.

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