1,000 Postcards

June 12th, 2012

I’ve never ordered one thousand of anything before. It seems like such a big number. Those are the numbers that you shoot for when you want things to be different from each other in a science experiment, or the numbers on the bottom of the fraction of a percent error, or even just the numbers you exaggerate about when trying to prove a point.

But nobody ever gets a box with one thousand of something.

Except me, apparently.

In case you’re wondering what 1,000 postcards looks like, here you go:

Yes — that is two stacks of postcards, and even more along the sides. So if anybody wants any postcards, let me know. For your neighbors. Your friends. Your dinner table. You could leave them at the front desk where you work. Or your favorite coffee shop. Of course, if you’ve donated, you’ll be getting a few in an envelope, along with your keychain. Which there will not be one-thousand of.

By the end of this project, I may have fixed one thousand bikes. I will probably have asked one thousand people to donate. Typed a thousand words. Put a thousand hours into web design, advertising, letter writing….


Postcards are just the beginning. A thousand sheets of paper are about to make a huge difference in the world.

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