Blizzard of holiday mail buries seasonal missives

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Especially, I think, as I walk to the end of the drive and open the mailbox door. Letter-size envelopes, large manila mailers, cardboard boxes, catalogs and “important messages” come spilling out like gifts from a fireplace stocking.

Oh, sure, there is the occasional bill that is not paid online or — even rarer — the personal letter we receive once in a blue moon, but mostly I carry back to the house an armful of pleas soliciting my holiday donation to this or that worthy cause.

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