It occurs to me that letter writing, which achieved rare form in recent centuries, has been on a steady decline. The advent of technology has increased our output, but not our quality. It has also schooled us in shorter forms of communication. As I reflect over my life, it seems that some of the most compelling moments occurred as I read a thoughtful letter. I think that I could use the power of the letter far more effectively in my own work. I want to reflect on this more. I’m busy writing books, busy sending emails, and event texts. In the process, I wonder if I’ve lost appreciation for the power of a well written, well timed, letter.