My latest fun project is participating in Postcrossing (www.postcrossing.com/about). Sign up, send out five postcards to people randomly selected from around the world, and start receiving random postcards from others. So far, I've sent cards to individuals in Russia, Taiwan, Japan, Portugal, China and San Antonio, Texas (each time one of your cards is received and logged in, you get to send another one out, so I've sent six now). My first card came from Dublin, Ireland, and last week I was surprised to see one in our mailbox from Sichuan, China. Very cool! It's free, other than the cost of a card and a stamp. Some participants also indicate that they would like to do "direct swaps," which means you contact each other outside the random assignments you get from the project. I've been enjoying emails from two lovely women, one in New Zealand and one in Japan. I've sent Alaska postcards to both of them and am waiting for theirs to hit my mailbox. When I was a kid, I always liked having pen pals or writing letters to friends left behind when we'd move from one AF base to another so it kinda feels like that again. I do love mail!