"...hi Chris- my name is Mandee and i live in somerville, ma, where the first american flag was raised in 1776. i'd just like to offer myself up to the cult here and show you how i supplement my income. i take people's old clogs and paint them up with pictures of their pets."
"...Hello Chris, it's Gay Bear Homer from AZ. Yesterday, in honor of Holiday Eve, a young Javelina showed up in my backyard and ate the scraps I had tossed out for my chicken Henny-Penny to eat. My neighbors were amazed. I thought it was very clever of the javelina to use his foot to hold the pineapple core in place while it chewed on it. Sorry I couldn't get it to wear a Santa hat, but javelina are known to have nasty tempers. Homer."
Marian in HUNGARY writes:"...Dear Chris, I'm an American fan who just moved to Hungary for a job, so I had to have my copy of The Captain shipped to me here in Budapest. I don't know if you enjoy this kind of thing, but I thought you might like a picture of your book visiting the Christmas tree (tallest in Hungary!) at Parliament. best, Marian."