This month, new Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan took the reins from retiring Patrick R. Donahoe as head of the USPS. She is the 74th Postmaster General, and first female Postmaster General, in our nation’s history.
Brennan started her postal career as a letter carrier in 1986, in Lancaster, PA. In her last role as Chief Operations Officer, she initiated an expansion of package delivery to Sundays, pushed for improved tracking of packages, and worked out a delivery deal with Amazon. Clearly, she sees a role for the USPS in the e-commerce economy. Among Brennan’s plans for the future of the Postal Service is a USPS mobile app that will allow users to buy stamps, track packages, and generate shipping labels.
We congratulate Postmaster General Brennan for earning her way to the top spot in the USPS organization and wish her a successful tenure as leader of the largest postal service in the world.
Maybe you remember Gaelic Storm from the movie “Titanic”? This is their song, “Punjab Paddy” from the album How Are We Getting Home? I really thought it would be easier coming up with a St. Patrick’s Day Mail Music Monday. I almost gave up on the Irish theme and went for a song that mentioned mail and green. I tried mail and shamrock, mail and leprechaun, mail and Ireland, etc. If you have one that you think is even a better fit, I hope you’ll let me know.
See if you can catch the mail reference in this timely piece of mail music. It’s not as overt as usual but it’s there and it’s not really that big a stretch to make this the perfect choice for today’s Mail Music Monday. Pay no attention to the dates referenced as it seems that this was written a while back as a contest or campaign to end Daylight Saving Time.
I actually like having more daylight hours at the end of my day, but is anyone else missing that hour we lost? My head isn’t the only thing confused by this time change, a few of my clocks are also confused. I have an old alarm clock that I have to set every Daylight Saving Time, or as it’s commonly called, “Daylight Savings Time”. I have an oldish alarm clock that used to set itself to the correct time — that is until they started messing with the dates that we Spring Forward and Fall Back. That one and my programmable thermostat will take a week or so to get themselves back on track. I say “get themselves back on track” because if I change them now, they’ll change themselves and be wrong again a week or two from now. The first thing I do is set the clock on the programmable coffee maker. Now, please excuse me, I need another cup.