Monday, April 28, 2008

Contents of my mail box on Monday, 28 April,2008.

Comcast: "Great TV. Better phone service. Amazing deal. See inside."

Bed Bath & Beyond: "Take 20% off any single item. Present this coupon. Valid for in-store use only."

London Review of Books: "Do Not Bend."
[It's a professional subscription offer. A full year for $29.95! I'm going to take it! - ed]

Bank of America: "Introductory 0% Fixed APR for Purchases, Balance Transfers, and Cash Advance Checks."

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Contents of my mail box on Sunday, 27 April, 2008.

[No mail delivered]*


New York Times

*US mail hasn't been delivered on Sunday since 1912, according to Federal statute. This matter, apparently one of some controversy though one by and large dealt with uncomplainingly, is one I am agnostic about. Wikipedia -- let's admit it, our first source for everything -- situates the debate as follows:

"This [US mail delivery on Sunday -- ed] is a matter of some controversy. Supporters of no-Sunday delivery believe that the post office is closed to prevent a government subsidized agency from forcing Christians to work on Sunday, a protection of religious freedom. Those who wish to reinstate Sunday delivery believe the government used its power to take "competition" away from churches, and point out that Christians and those of any other belief work for the post office voluntarily (and that no exemption has been put in place for the holy days of other faiths); therefore, it is seen by some as a violation of separation of church and state."

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Contents of my mail box on Saturday, 26 April, 2008.

Aid to the Church in Need, a Catholic charity under the guidance of the Holy Father: "Bombs fell, but the Franciscan Sisters did not flee..."

The Times Literary Supplement


New York Times

The Financial Times, weekend edition

Friday, April 25, 2008

Contents of my mail box on Friday, 25 April, 2008.


Thursday, April 24, 2008

New series

Contents of my mail box on Thursday, 24 April, 2008.

US Smokeless Tobacco Co.: "Great News for Smokers. Savings Enclosed."

Jet Blue Airways: "A quick way from point A to an Award Flight is right inside this envelope. See inside for details."

The Metropolitan Opera: "Reminder -- Subscribe Today!"

The New York Review of Books: "This is you last issue! Renew now and save!"