I keep a daily log for my work and that is with paper and pen. But when it comes to communicating with someone. . . sorry it is all electronic. I wrote a blog post about this very question. http://lifesgoldenrule.com/2011/03/27/write-a-lett... It quotes the author Terry Tempest Williams I would like to share just a part that we quoted.
“The physical contact of pen to paper, the time set aside to focus thoughts, the folding of the paper into the envelope, licking it closed, addressing it, a chosen stamp, and then the release of the letter to the mailbox – are all acts of tenderness. And it doesn’t stop there. Our correspondences have wings – paper birds that fly from my house to yours – flocks of ideas crisscrossing the country. Once opened, a connection is made. We are not alone in the world.”
One of the reasons I like the written word is because, for the most part, some thought has to go into it. It just isn't what ever comes to our mind or tongue first. Even now I have hit the "Backspace" key more than anyother single key on this board!
Great question. I am going to write a letter this week!