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Today in History: Zip Codes Are Introduced 

Despite e-mail, the United States Postal Service handles billions of pieces of mail and packages each year. Understanding the complexity of this government service, we look to history to appreciate how we receive regular mail and the efforts undertaken to strengthen the process. Did you know that on July 1st, 1963 the Zone Improvement Plan …

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To Summer 2018, Sincerely 

  Dear Summer, it's hard to know where you went, but you did, rather slowly, like the steam rising and dissipating from the bike path after an August rain. There were cyclists in Central Park that day -- many of them tourists, who, despite the heat, pedaled hard the big loop, only to stop half way up and catch a breath or …

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Snail Mail Inspiration 

If you are feeling inspired by the July/August Staff Picks, Dear Summer: Letters in Literature, here are some websites that facilitate and encourage letter writing. Postcrossing is an international project in which one exchanges postcards with strangers around the world. is a place to connect with other people looking for pen pals. InCoWriMo and Lettermo are annual …

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