WHILE MY LIFETIME FOCUS REMAINS THE HUMANITIES, AFTER MANY YEARS OF ACADEMIC WRITING, WITH MY SENSE OF SARCASM HEIGHTENED, I HAVE RE-KINDLED MY INTEREST IN TRAVEL AND HUMOR. I AM NOW WORKING IN THE GENRE OF HUMOR AND RE-VISITING THE BRIGHTER SIDE OF LIFE. OF COURSE, I AM ALSO SEEKING AN AGENT AND A PUBLISHER FOR MY CURRENT WORK IN PROGRESS. IN THE INTERIM, I POST A GREAT DEAL ABOUT THE HUMAN CONDITION.
Turning Over New Leaf
Monday, September 29, 2014
(Photo: WBCP/DCE/USPS/DC Comics)
The United States Postal Service, a government organization
that always delivers our mail to the right places on time, is on schedule to
lose another $14 billion this year. This is not a government welfare agency
that redistributes wealth by employing three-quarters of a million Americans
dedicated to speedy, courteous service. The USPS is a fine example of how
government performs more efficiently than the private sector. So what if UPS
and Fed Ex earn better than $10 billion annually. Their working conditions are
harsh because the delivery personnel are compelled to drive trucks, which does
not allow them to take a lunch break after every delivery.
In any event, the USPS today has proudly announced its new Limited
Edition Forever Batman Stamp Collection Set honoring 75 years of service for our
nation’s top super hero. Personally, I think it is a terrible choice. Batman
failed to win the Nobel Peace Prize before taking on his duties in Gotham City.