What is this donate button doing here? 

I'm glad you asked.

It turns out that owning and operating a blog takes time and effort, not to mention an annual payment to my good friends over at Squarespace to keep the lights on. Your donations will go towards keeping the site up and running, as well as helping to fund future projects. 

If donating money to complete strangers on the Internet is not your thing, but you would still like to support this website, all I ask is that you disable the ad-blocker when you're hanging out around these parts. It's kind of like taking your shoes off when you are at a friends house, only for this you don't have to bend over. I tried to do my best to make the ads as discrete as possible.

My email box is always open to readers who want to vent their frustrations with the site. I'm always looking for ways to improve what I'm doing over here.