Like most writerly types, I love the idea of art for art’s sake… in theory.
In practice, I have children to feed, bills to pay, and other financial obligations, including the cost of hosting this site, that are much less accepting of pure and idealistic concepts such as art for art’s sake than I myself am. Therefore, this site contains some advertisements and affiliate links in order to help defray hosting costs and (if I’m really lucky) keep my kids in yogurt and blueberry pancakes.
I hate advertisements as much as anyone else on the planet, so I’ve done my best to keep them as unobtrusive as possible. If you really loathe them, I recommend looking into browser extensions such as AdBlock. I use it myself and recommend it highly. However, I also encourage you to turn it off for sites you love or find useful so you can help support their continued existence.
Affiliate links may or may not be individually marked as such. However, any links that lead to a sales website (such as Amazon.com) may provide me with a small commission (at no extra cost to you) if you decide to purchase anything from them.
Although many affiliate links shared on this site point to books, movies, or other products that I have read, watched, or used myself and which I personally recommend, some do not. I have made every attempt to ensure the accuracy of my information and the quality and availability of every product I link to, but I can not guarantee any of the above, especially for products hosted by third party websites over which I have no control. Therefore, I encourage you to do your own research before making any purchases.
Warning: legalese time…
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