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In almost every post, I  link to references from trusted sources for additional information. I choose these carefully and encourage you to judge their merit yourself. Neither I nor this blog derive any compensation for referring you to these sources.


Some links go to charitable and  non-profit sites that may ask you to donate. Linking is for your information and does not always imply endorsement. I encourage you to check them out yourself before committing your time or money.


This blog, like health care, is not free. I don’t charge you to read it, but there is a cost to produce it.

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I mention or recommend products I use, know about, or believe they may help  my readers, and will offer a link to an affiliate if available.


I think everyone shops at Amazon, I certainly do. I like finding things there I can’t find anywhere else, as well as reasonable prices on everyday purchases.

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Faithful Bloggers

Faithful Bloggers offers online writing and blogging courses which you can review at this link.They also have a free website with many complimentary writing and blogging resources.

Barnes and Noble/Nook

Barnes and Noble, online bookstore and home of the Nook reader (which I use) offers specials through the links listed here.

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