Showing posts from May 4, 2008

What to do with . . .

Most of the time, my blog posts are personal ruminations or spiritual insights that I express in a journalistic attempt to be supportive of my fellow sojourners. Every so often, I need to simply share information I glean from eclectic sources that I think may have value to someone reading this.

Such is the case for this entry.

Most folks are aware that postal rates are going up on Monday. The increase for first class is only going up a penny (as it did May, 2007; and probably will in May, 2008). If your local post office still has some, you can purchase the Forever Stamp at the $.41 rate and it will last, well...forever. These Liberty Bell stamps can be used throughout eternity if one has the excess financial reserves to buy a plethora of postage. Do I hear stimulus checks?

And while you are in line at the post office, look for the little white plastic envelopes that allow you to mail back small electronic devices and ink jet cartridges through the mail free of charge. The items must…

IS blogging dangerous?

This weekend, I happened to catch an early Sunday morning news show and the segment was inspired by an article in the N.Y. Times by writer, Matt Richtel: Is Blogging Dangerous?

It appears that there have recent deaths attributed to die-hard (no pun intended) or professionally paid bloggers due to their excessive stress levels.


Carpal tunnel wasn't enough of a risk but now we bloggers are having the media warn us of the occupational hazards of our avocation or pleasure.

It is true that the super information highway has become quite the Autobahn of technology but to equate it as a health hazard or risk feels to me, a bit exaggerated. It feels as if the media is looking to find an aspect of sensationalism in this story in order to sell more newspapers which in turn, will send more people online and generate an interest in blogging. And so on.

And what about the health risk of those people who are addicted to reading blogs?

What do my readers think about this one? Are we all in peril…