I usually get one or two very nice responses from V. Notes readers, but after the last couple of posts I’ve been receiving quite a few letters. (Thank you!) This one from Margaret, “a devoted reader” was my favorite. Other than the generous cultural love fest between us, it’s great to know we have devoted readers in exotic places such as Kelowna BC! Hi Ruthie, I live in Kelowna BC. I am a retired high school art teacher/wanna be artist from Vancouver. I got connected with your blog through an Oregon artist Randall David Tipton. I just want to thank you for your newsletters. You are articulate, intelligent, talented, generous, and fun! I look forward to each and every of your emails and find them thoughtful and inspirational. I so miss going to Seattle for the weekend for a cultural fix and to gather ideas for lesson plans for my students. You are my cultural fix now and I absolutely love you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your generous, intelligent contribution to the (mostly) cultural wasteland that is the internet. A devoted reader, Margaret This is a meme that I stole off the internet Aw, thank you so much for your letter Margaret! It is a wonderful and slightly disconcerting thing to be a cultural emissary, but I’ll keep gathering what I can and flinging it in your direction. Ok, who else is out there? Raise your hand if you think you might be the farthest reaching V. Notes reader. Raise them high so I can see you…. Tomorrow, we start Day 1 of the 30 day challenge. You can tell how much I’ve been preparing by counting the open tabs on my browser. (There are 47 open tabs on my browser). Are you ready to launch 2020?