A brilliant letter

TAKOMA PARK, MD - JUNE 5:  Phyllis Richman in her home office i

Sometimes, someone else says it best. Like this lovely and accomplished septuagenarian Phyllis Richman.

I was totally taken with an article published in The Washington Post earlier this month. It was written by Ms. Richman, in response to a letter she received from Harvard University in 1961. I encourage you to read both (really, three) letters–a shining example of so many truths in this life.

P.S. The Washington Post article can be found here. Phyllis Richman’s photo was taken by Linda Davidson for The Washington Post.

P.P.S. I love that she kept the letter for fifty-two years!

The National Stationery Show (er, a few days late)


Two weeks ago I had the distinct pleasure of attending the National Stationery Show. Talk about a kid in a candy store. There were so many talented designers present and such beautiful creations to oogle. I snapped a few iPhone photos while I weaved in and out of the aisles and aisles of paper—oh my! The worst part: you can look, but you can’t buy (until you finally have a stationery store and all your dreams are realized, ahem).

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