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I am listening to this podcast right now: A Way With Words. Many thanks to Mark, one of my penpals, who turned me on to this site. Very entertaining. And there’s nothing better than public radio.

This is a great web site: Glenn’s Pens. Glenn Marcus has put together a very informative site full of his passions: ink, fountain pens and notebooks. Check out his Stores of Note; a great way to research stores before you visit. And his pictures of his fountain pens are just amazing.

And finally I want to include a beautiful envelope and letter I received today from one of my penpals, Marie, who lives in the Czech Republic. I know I published my final InCoWriMo Update for 2015 yesterday, but I just wanted to share this stunning example of Marie’s work. If I had received this last week it would have been included as a highlight. Thank you so much Marie!

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Apologies for the sticky notes but I wanted to cover my address.

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This intricate homemade envelope was inside the blue envelope. Marie wove the elastic blue string through the grey lattice. What an innovative way to use wax seals; guaranteed to survive the postal machines.

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And this is the breathtaking salutation on her letter. Thanks again Marie. Every letter you send is a gift.