Mike Kovacs has posted some handouts he used at the LA Pen show on his blog Songs in the Key of Ink. You can find his fun sample letters handout here and his Letter Writing Seminar handout here.
Lady Pamela has posted a sample letter she uses for her Letter Writing "Charm school" on her blog. And it's a very charming letter. :-)
Luckily when the electric power went out last Friday, our dinner had been in the slow-cooker all day and we had plenty of candles, batteries and flashlights so we had a hot meal by candle & lantern light. A good thing since none of the stores or restaurants in this little town appeared to have back-up generators. But it made me think I should get a few more emergency supplies "just in case" we should lose power for an even longer period of time so I was glad to see this post about Emergency Preparedness on the Cheap. We have a camp stove already but I'm going to be on the hunt for the propane heaters she recommended.