Happy Saturday, one and all! Congratulations on making it to the weekend!
This week, we here in Diane Capri World have been doing a bit of reflecting on the past. Maybe it has something to do with Spring Cleaning, getting a new start, and all that.
1. For starters, Deadly Dozen hit the USA Today Bestsellers List for the 5th week in a row!!!! This had me thinking about my humble beginnings as a writer, how long you and I have been friends, and where our relationship has taken us. Straight to the New York Times and USA Today Bestsellers Lists, that’s where it’s taken us! I can’t thank you all enough for reading and for coming along for a great ride so far! Imagine all the places we’ll go from here!
2. Happy Belated Pony Express Appreciation Day! I declared April 3rd the occasion, inspired by some reflection on the art of writing letters. Several of you wrote to say that you feel the lost art of letter writing keenly. I have a hand written letter from a friend of my grandparents to me on the day I was born. The author welcomed me to the world and said lovely things about my parents and grandparents. It’s one I’ll always cherish. I love email and all things Internet because it connects me so quickly and easily to you. But I do hope we never lose the art of snail mail letters. You can read the blog post about snail mail HERE.
3. Earlier in the week, I wrote a bit about a really cool institution in Florida called The Floridan Palace Hotel. Once the tallest building in downtown Tampa, it went through a rough patch for decades, and has now emerged victorious. Read about its colorful history HERE. When you’re next looking for a delightful meal in Tampa, please go there — and then tell me what you think!
What part of your history are you feeling grateful for this weekend? Maybe it’s a good time to take a step back, look at where you came from, and be thankful for everyone who shaped any progress you’ve made.
Once again, I extend my thanks to YOU, the best readers in the world!