I just finished creating a Facebook page for our local guild Calligraphy Guild of Indiana. In just the two days since we’ve been online, there have been posts from around the world and whether we like it or not, social media is here to stay. Like its predecessors, the telephone and e-mail, Facebook connects us to the world in ways we could never have imagined before. I’m sure when the first phone lines were installed, there were those who predicted all sorts of dreadful outcomes. And Facebook is not without its detractors. But if you’re reading this, chances are you’re already on Facebook and I may be preaching to the choir. However if you haven’t yet joined, you should know that you’re missing one of the greatest inventions of this century. It can, like anything, become addicting and time consuming. But with a bit of self-control, you’ll find you can meet folks from around the world who share your love of art and letters. Seventy percent of the folks there live outside the United States. You can meet calligraphers from all over the world, from Romance language speaking countries that share our western calligraphic heritage to folks from the Middle East and Asia with lettering skills that date back centuries before our Roman alphabet. You can find me on Facebook at Sandy’s Facebook Page or Sandra R Wagner. Stop by, say hi. If you have a question about calligraphy leave a note. Chances are I can direct you to someone with just the right answer because there’s a whole world out there and it’s right at the tip of your fingers.