Hey there! I see you have lots of pen pals now, and I like writing letters so I thought I’d join the crew.

I ran in to your father at an airport once. He seemed like he was in a hurry, but he was still nice. It was years ago. He probably doesn’t remember.

Do you like pancakes? I’m more of a waffle person generally, but my daughters made me some really delicious pancakes and I even had seconds. We put that maple syrup from Trader Joe’s on top of them, and some berries from the farmer’s market. They have some really good stuff at TJ’s. I always buy the hummus dip.

October is such a beautiful month. I’m glad I travel, because the leaves don’t change too much out here in California, but I got to go to Massachusetts for work and see the colors. It’s like a second summer out here in CA. I’ll probably head to the beach this afternoon. What are you going to do today?

I have three daughters, and the oldest is almost your age. She wants to join the circus (for reals!) and be an aerial dancer. She’s pretty talented. She wears leotards, too.

Are you getting all these pen pals for charity? A kid in school did that once. She got letters from people in lots of different countries and if she got the most letters then Unicef or Oxfam got money or something. I forget exactly. Her letters didn’t seem so…judgey or whatever. You sure do have some famous pen pals though. I think that’s cool.

Anyway – I’ve taken enough of your time. You must have so many other letters to read.

Glen Phillips