A month of letters is a fun challenge that you can still be part of. The creator of the Things is quite fond of it. Send something through the post every day for the rest of this month and you can still be part of it.

It makes me happy and the challenge seems to inspire comics as well. Here is last year’s Lettermo comic. … comic 86! Crazy to think that was over 200 comics ago!!!

If you live in the USA now is a fine time to stock up on the new Black Heritage stamp for Black History Month featuring Shirley Chisholm.

“Unbought and Unbossed.” That was the slogan of maverick politician Shirley Chisholm, who shattered barriers, spoke her mind, stood up for the disadvantaged, and in 1968 became the first black woman ever elected to Congress… After her election to Congress, Chisholm scored another historic first in 1972 when she declared her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for President. She later wrote of her unsuccessful bid, “The next time a woman runs, or a black, or a Jew or anyone from a group that the country is ‘not ready’ to elect to its highest office, I believe that he or she will be taken seriously from the start…I ran because somebody had to do it first.”