Previously in this series, here. From the mailbox just now:

"Hi James,

"Hope you are enjoying the snow! I wanted to check-in and see what type of stories you are currently working on regarding jewelry and accessories. I work with an online jewelry retailer that has amazing fine jewelry at unbelievable prices (www.xxxx.com). Would love to send you some over for any stories you may be working on.

"Let me know what you think.

"Best,

"XXXX" [A woman's name I don't know]

I actually am touched by most of these notes. So many efforts on so many fronts! Any economy is a miracle of hope and cold-calls and knocking on doors.

On the other hand, I'm not writing back. (Although, if "send you some over" means send some jewels, hmmmm.)