I decided to get a post office box again even though I don’t need one because I do enough workish-stuff through the mail that having a non-home place to get mail seems like a good idea. In the post-9/11 world, you need to prove what your home address is to get a PO box. Since I got the PO box before I moved, and I can’t get mail delivered to my house in Bethel, I had to get a note from Ola saying that I live here. Ola thought this was amusing and scrawled me a note in pencil. The post office found this amusing but what could they do, say “go back and have her type this”?

My new mailing address has a nice sort of number pattern to it. Box 345, Randolph VT 05060. The box has a combination (letters instead of numbers) so I don’t need to carry a key around with me. Today is moving day.

What do you think?


  1. I hope you check the Bethel PO Box one last time, as I mailed you something there a week or two ago!

  2. Jessamyn, I’m a sculptor and am casting for old library cards to use in connection with art work that explores the changes going on within this important segment of our collective community life. I understand many libraries are throwing out old cards and their jackets. Can you advise me on how I could adquire them? Laurel