The calm before the clunk (of the mailbox door)

PADDYb&wHere’s a moment from last Tuesday’s Publetters at Paddy’s Pub… the real-world equivalent of pressing “SAVE” –when you fold up the page with your words written on it, slide it into the envelope, then seal it shut. Is this series of small tasks superior to the computerized sequence of non-events?  I maintain it is, by a mile.

••   Join us next Tuesday, Nov. 18th* for the penultimate Publetters of November at 228 Race St. (where it meets quiet, Belgium-blocked Bread Street), from 7-9 p.m.

 It’s FREE; just bring words.  

— and again on Nov. 25th.  In December, Publetters will be at Doobies Bar on the 2nd, and upstairs at the Standard Tap on the 9th.

Oh, almost forgot THE STATS: 33 letters and postcards; We wrote to President Obama in D.C., Elena, way down in Baton Rouge, Pat out in Seattle, Steve in Wauwatosa, Wis., and a host of other friends and family in places with cozy-sounding names like Houtzdale (PA), Sicklerville (NJ) and Rehoboth (ME) — amazingly, it costs just 49 cents to have a government agent bring your letter to any of those exotic, easy-to-misspell locales!

About phillytyper

Co-owner, Trophybikes in Philadelphia; live with and tolerate computers; but I also dig manual typewriters. Shoot film from time to time, as a break from the rush of digital. Favorite bikes: Brompton S3L-X, Surly Cross Check, SURLY Long Haul Trucker Favorite camera: Leica M4, Fujifilm X20, Nikon F4. Favorite typewriter: Olympia SM9, Olivetti Lettera 22.
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