How This Dad’s Advice to His Daughter Turned into a Published Book

How This Dad’s Advice to His Daughter Turned into a Published Book

Norman Aladjem, a Hollywood manager and producer, began writing Letters to Mackenzie as an ongoing series of advice he wanted to give to his daughter. As an ‘older dad’, as he describes himself, he wanted to be able to teach his daughter valuable lessons that he’s learned in his life.     Image Via Twitter     What once started out as a passion project, quickly turned into a small self-help phenomenon. Letters to MacKenzie was a series of letters of advice that Aladjem would post once a week to his Facebook as a way to keep himself accountable and to …

5 Reasons Why We Still Need Love Letters

5 Reasons Why We Still Need Love Letters

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Ah yes, there is nothing quite like romance and grand gestures. As cheesy as they may be, they’re even lovelier these days because they’re so uncommon. Who writes poetry for their love? Who plays them a song on their front porch? All those 80s and 90s rom-coms are so far in the past, yet they’re as relevant now as they were back then. A particular act of love I’m referring to? A good old-fashioned handwritten love letter.   They’re beautiful, simple, true, raw, and real. So where the hell are they?! Nowhere, because they’re a thing of the past. Love …

Benedict Cumberbatch And Other Notable Stars to Perform Historic Letters, Live!

Benedict Cumberbatch And Other Notable Stars to Perform Historic Letters, Live!

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I love when celebrities get involved with outside projects other than movies and acting gigs. Something about two worlds coming together just makes me happy. Now, we’re getting performance art meets written word.    Image Via Nerdist   The Oscar-nominated Sherlock Holmes actor Benedict Cumberbatch has been announced as one of the first celebs recruited to be part of New York’s debut showing of Letters Live. Originating in London as a live production, the show puts celebs together with beautiful letters from other well-known names. The words of Tom Hanks, Mohandas Gandhi, Davie Bowie, and more will be read by Cumberbatch at …

Now You Can Read These 100-Year-Old War Love Letters and They are Beautiful

Now You Can Read These 100-Year-Old War Love Letters and They are Beautiful

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Many will say that not everyone’s a writer, but when it comes to love and war, I’d say everyone’s got it in them. And there’s nothing quite as moving as a true handwritten letter, at least that’s what Petros Aronis thinks.    Image Via BBC   BBC reports that the student from Glasgow University is the new curator of a series of letters that were written and sent over a century ago. ‘Letters from A Prisoner of War 1918‘ is the Instagram account where the written correspondence between Professor Archibald Allan Bowman and his wife Mabel is posted. While Bowman was a …

These Letters from Famous Authors are the Funniest Thing You’ll Read Today

These Letters from Famous Authors are the Funniest Thing You’ll Read Today

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Twitter account Letters of Note is one of the most entertaining out there. It posts amusing letters by notable people, many written long ago. At the moment, they are tweeting letters that address the theme of payment or requests for money.    One such marvelous example is a letter from Treasure Island author Robert Louis Stevenson, at the time only fifteen years old, to his father (addressed as ‘Respected Paternal Relative’), requesting a monetary reward for not getting sick that year. He signs off ‘your most affectionate and needy son.’ I love him.    But nobody beats Robert Louis Stevenson when it …