Last week I got an email from him (more likely a staffer in his office) thanking me for the note and reinforcing his commitment to the issue. I like to think he got my note and knows how much I and so many others appreciate his work and, even if he didn't get it personally, I felt better writing it. So, yesterday I decided I should do more of that and I've committed to writing a letter at least once a week to somebody who has inspired me and post a copy here. It might be a public figure or somebody I know personally.
If it's a letter to a public figure or entity, I'll post the letter in its entirety and if it's more personal I'll post a heavily redacted version or maybe just a summary of what the letter was about. (It's not really fair to write a letter to a personal friend with personal content and then splatter it all over the internet.) If I get a reply, I'll post that too.
Hopefully I'll be more diligent about this project than I have about keeping up this poor, neglected blog. We'll see.