This past Sunday, the New York Times wrote about an extraordinary American institution: The Letter A Day program of the Obama White House.
George Washington got 5 letters a day, the NYT reported; Barrack Obama’s daily mail totaled 10,000. A team would work through every single one, somehow winnowing out just 10 LADs for the President to read each evening. It’s solid and moving journalism; read it here. AND click or call 1-800-NYTIMES to subscribe, if you don’t already; real news has just become vitally important.
Tonight, and next Tuesday, join us at Fergies Pub, 1214 Sansom Street. There’s no TV, so that’s a huge plus. There will be lots of stationery, stamps, and envelopes. We will have our new President’s mailing address, as well as Alec Baldwin’s. Want to drop a line to Joe Biden care of his favorite hangout, the Charcoal Pit? We’ll have that too. We start around 7 p.m., and finish up sometime after 9:30-ish. It’s FREE, thanks to Trophy Bikes and Yards Brewing, AND the Gang of Three, our stationery sponsors: Printers Place, Rittenhouse Press, and Northern Liberty Press.
LOOKING AHEAD: We love Valentine’s Day, and so does our February host–the Standard Tap, and 2nd and Poplar Sts., in Northern Liberties. Show someone you love them–put it in writing. We will be upstairs at the Tap every Tuesday in February, starting 2/7. (and Feb 14, 21 & 28th) Be early and snag the tables closest to the fireplace.