I know nothing about Facebook. My wife knows a little about it. We both wonder if talking with someone over the phone or writing letters and cards is slowly becoming a thing of the past.

If our nation's students are getting below-average scores in math skills, then I think English and communications skills will be the next victims. It is still great to hear someone's voice over the phone. You hear their voice tones, inflections, happiness and sadness. Also, sweet little notes you write on the cards lend a touch of tenderness, love and class.

Stan Jacobson