You know what they say: the couple that paints together… Austin Mecklem and Marianne Appel created a mural for the Wrangell, Alsaka post office. From what the www tells me of Ms. Appel, her work doesn’t do much for me. I also find much of Mr. Mecklem’s work to be a bit ho-hum. But I do quite like Engine House and Bunkers, which I found to provide a nice compositional inspiration for today’s COVID card. In addition, the smoke-filled sky is much like what we see in Portland these day as wildfires surround us. Stay safe, friends and strangers!
COVID Card #129
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The United States Postal Service has been hit hard by the pandemic. Controlling elements of the Federal Government (the president and Republican Senate) do not want to provide aid to the service. So, it’s up to us. It may seem insignificant, but if we all sent just a few letters a week, we could help ensure that our daily, free mail delivery service continues. For the past (see the card number above) days, I have drawn a card each day and mailed it to someone the next day (none are sent on Sundays; two are sent on Mondays). Please consider mailing cards and letters while we still can for 55 cents (first class letter postage). If the USPS fails, you could find it costs $8 or more to send a letter. And that’s just one of the ways we will all lose if the USPS shuts down.