We ALMOST ran out of BATMAN stamps (RIP Adam West) at yesterday’s PUBLETTERS. But before that happened, we composed, wrote, signed, sealed and stamped letters and postcards to Urbana IL, Huntsville, AL (where your host spent his toddler years catching crayfish), Amsterdam HOLLAND, and even to pals right here in Philadelphia.
• • • Looking heavenward, we wrote to His Holiness Pope Francis, and to Katharine G. Johnson – whose computations at NASA helped send the first Americans into space and inspired the movie “Hidden Figures.” We’ll be at McNally’s Tavern for two more Tuesdays (6/29 & 6/27) to keep letter writing alive and kicking.
FREE, of course, thanks to Trophy Bikes and Yards Brewing (makers of “Sons of Ben Rowdy Ale”)
Starts about 7 p.m. and goes till a bit after 9, so your host can race back to the Chestnut Hill West Station, just a block away!
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.