Today I wrote a "letter to the editor" and sent it to my paper. I'm on pins and needles to find out whether they'll publish it. I found that I had so much fun writing it that I'm considering sending letters on random topics to random newspapers on a regular basis. A couple of years ago, I got my letter published when I wrote about - ready for this - Columbus day. When I saw my name in print, it literally made my day.
Maybe I can even send them in this!