Put a stamp on it. If you can still afford one.

usps.bmpYes, the USPS is now the official front runner in the glamorous world of extortion. 

I just felt the pinch of the latest news from the United States Postal Service. That's right, people: We can look forward to yet another postal rate increase! (It felt like just the other day that the cost of a first-class stamp went up to $0.41, right?)   This bothers me because I send out so many submissions to contests and magazines via snail mail - which makes the economics of being a practicing writer even more depressing. 

The new rates take effect on May 12.  So there is plenty of time to stock up on those "Forever" stamps.  But still...damn.