Sunday, July 30
'Tis the season for vacation postcards! I love getting them, and they receive pride of place on the refrigerator for months on end. Sadly, we have not received that many this year, as folks now have computer access world-wide and are abandoning the humble postcard in favor of e-mailing jpegs of their holiday. Which are also nice to get, very nice, but they don't have the tactile thrill of actual cardboard, stamp and postmark. If it is from another country and sports a blue "Par Avion" or "Luftpost" warning, even better!