"A Weird Unfathomable Ordinary Everyday Life" is the lively and colorful record of a three-year correspondence between Bill Bridges, a professional writer and poet, and Dianne Jenkins, a mail- and rubber-stamp artist. Bill and Dianne live in Indiana and Massachusetts, respectively. They are correspondents in an almost 19th century sense-although they know about (and even use) computers and the telephone, this book was produced without a single e-mail or phone call. The result is illustrated with more than 100 pieces of Dianne's art (and a few of Bill's, who had to try his hand occasionally). The letters touch on art, travel, museums, writing, "collecting," Zen meditation, and cooking, among other subjects. As Bill has noted, "We did this for our own delight-but if anyone else wants to come in, they're welcome."