The United States Postal Service just announced that beginning in August they will no longer deliver letters on Saturdays. This is the latest cost-cutting measure in the USPS’s continuing fight to stay solvent, which has become more and more difficult with the increased use of email and other forms of electronic communication, and with Congress’s refusal to take meaningful action on the issue. I understand why the USPS is making the move, but it saddens me as a symbol of how this once great institution has been diminished. Most Americans just take the USPS for granted, not realizing how amazingly good–how efficient, how reliable–our postal service is in comparison to most countries’, including Canada’s. We won’t understand what we have until it is gone.