American Writer, Photographer, and Website Designer. Former career Fire and EMS Lieutenant. She/Her/Lesbian.

Category: Letter Archive

  • Generational Degradation


    August 17, 2021 Dear Thomas, Thank you so much for sending me your book. It was a little slow to start for me at first, as most books are; but then it took off and I gleefully finished it in two more sittings. Yes, much wisdom engendered of experience. Hardest but best way to learn. Makes for good stuff though! The more ethereal parts reminded me a bit of Haruki Murakami at times. Sounds like you are on a good path. I agree that there has been much generational degradation in recent times. Certain technologies have exacerbated that. I blame most of it on the reset button. For sure, change gives rise to uncertainty. Uncertainty gives rise to anxiety. Since…

  • So Long, Maria


    In 2021, I replied to a request posted on PostSecret, asking for a penpal. After contacting Maria, she enthusiastically accepted me as a penpal, though after she received my first letter, she decided to simply ghost me without any explanation. I decided to contact Maria, and soon after, she sent me a postcard in the mail, accepting my introduction as a penpal. My letter to Maria… June 21, 2021 Dear Maria, It is with great enthusiasm that I write you as my new penpal.  The last time I had a penpal, I was matched with someone through my grade school at age eight, though one might suggest the obvious question of what would be so interesting in the life of…

  • You Were One Of The Four People In My Life I Considered Grandparents


    THOMAS SLATINPO BOX 1231MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS, VT 05757 December 9, 2020 Dear Ellen, First of all, I wish to thank you for inviting me in to your home to let me sit on your couch and catch up for awhile. It was truly beautiful for me to sit on your couch and cry and let you know that you were one of the four people in my life I considered grandparents (you, your husband Clayt, Frank, and Carol). These past few months have been absolutely crazy for me, and my life has changed in numerous ways. I broke up with my fiance, Angie, after we were together for a little over 18 years. I literally disappeared on my 41st birthday after…