Aug 1 2012
Snail Mail and Sometimes Slug Mail
Our apologies to those who received the June newsletter weeks later than usual. It did reach our printer in a timely fashion and was sent on to the United States Postal Service. The mailing went astray shortly thereafter. The actual problem will likely remain a mystery since no one has come forward with the details, and therefore there is much doubt that a remedy will be forthcoming. Not that such a delay will necessarily happen again. That would require some form of consistency, which hasn’t been the norm for the USPS!
Somehow, we don’t foresee upcoming rate increases solving the post office’s problems. On the other hand, the latest delay episode may be good motivation for those who have been thinking of switching from their hard copy through the mail to receiving the newsletter through the internet. The newsletter is usually posted on our website and sent out by email on the first day of the month. Most of our readers will be able to view it on their computers, iPads, Smart phones, etc., sometimes as early as two weeks before it might arrive by mail. That’s faster for you and less expensive for us.
For those who still prefer a hard copy of the newsletter or don’t use computers, we will continue to do our best to accommodate your needs.
T. A. McMahon