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Letter to the editor: Pen pals can help you shelter in place

Series: Coronavirus | Story 127

Last updated 5/13/2020 at 12:14pm

May I share a suggestion for the “Shelter In Place” we are experiencing? 

As a child, due to circumstances beyond my control, I experienced social isolation. It appears in a myriad of ways and creates various individual responses. I learned early on that an engaging and win-win outlet was to send cards, letters, and create art mail. This ensured a stable and ongoing social outlet and a two-way-street for mutual connection.

Engaging in correspondence also provided an emotional safety net as well as developing writing skills and creative expression. And pure joy in the mailbox. Som...

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