What about the blog?
The other thing is the blog. My initial thought was that I would give you specific, typed stuff to post and that all you would have to do is scan and post. True, I did not know exactly how the mechanics would work, but I did not think it would be a big deal.
Correct me if I am wrong on this next part, but before I knew what was happening, you had taken the idea, posted a bunch of my letters and then paid to have all my old letters typed. This turned into a big deal and one that has not really abated.
I know some day I am going to really appreciate all you efforts to get my chicken scratch ramblings into not only type, but electronic type at that. Yes, even now, I do understand the extraordinary effort, but when I get out, the idea of a book is so much farther advanced thanks to an inordinate amount of time and dollars on your part.
Count time! Count time is done and I now have forty minutes till chow. Two small fried chicken legs. Think of catering hall appetizers.
As far as the blog goes, I am wondering if a paid option would make your life any easier. I am still not sure if I have been clear on releasing my identity. I am not afraid of being here. I am OK as long as we do not post too many negative remarks about the staff. As I explained to Mom and Dad, if I say more than two words to an officer at one time, and speak to more than two officers a day, that is a lot.
I was thinking that a blog with an email form built in to prevent junk mail, with my name and contact information would not be a bad thing. That would preclude anyone being able to post anything that others could read.
I am thinking that when you have people use a screen on the site to send mail that eliminates junk mail. I do not know what is best way to do any of this. What I am suggesting is that if you want to continue to post my ramblings I want to make it as easy as can be for you.
I actually do have over six pages handwritten for Summer
, but as you have said, using you as an intermediary is not an option. Some of my latest blog posts are somewhat time-relevant, and I am not sure why I would write some of the stuff if it were not for the blog.
I of course will always write you, and that would include all the dirt to put in a book at some point in the future. That is still not the reason I would write to you. You are a friend and I have no intention of losing contact with you again. Our relationship has grown and despite the barriers, I know that we are both better for the exchange of letters.
I do not see a problem with you giving out my name to someone who has been a long-time blog reader or poster. You are still anonymous.