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 ( Would love to send you some over for any stories you may be working on.

"Let me know what you think.


"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.)