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The stars aligning

Um … some of you have noticed my email going haywire in the last 24 hours. Sorry ’bout that. But this bad thing is actually a good thing.

It signals that, behind the scenes, where the geeks and gremlins dwell, I (and more importantly, my expert helper, who may prefer to be known as He Who Fakes It Well) am moving toward having a dedicated website for the Living Freedom blog and eventually other features.

Do not ask me about technical details of what’s gone wrong. Not if you value your own sanity or mine. Just know that the Internet stars are in motion and once they’ve realigned we may not have the idyllic Age of Aquarius, but we should have functioning email.

We already have the beginnings of a blog. Not enough to show you yet. But enough for He Who Fakes It Well to show me, and I’m duly impressed.

I hadn’t intended to tackle the new site until my home wifi returns late next month. But there were suddenly good reasons to get going. Until now, having access a few hours a week at the library has been no problem. But trust me, you don’t want to be working on a new website without lots of Internet time.

Even if somebody else is doing most of the work. I still have to research, approve, advise, consent, and think. And you know, that last part is hard on the brain.

Anyhow, be of good cheer. The stars will eventually shine in their appointed places.

And for those who’ve asked, the blog won’t change a lot. It’ll still range from serious to silly, from political to personal, and still be called Living Freedom. It’ll be in a different location (though perhaps with dual posting here and there for some time) and have a new look. But still the same blog. Those of you who’ve been vexed by technical glitches or denial of access here should find the new site more friendly, too.


On a related subject … I was thinking the blog-foundation fundraiser might be prematurely slowing down. But nope! Three big donations came swooping in in the last 24 hours. Whoof! We’re well on our way to a year of blog time! I’m hopeful we’ll make it two.


  1. Pat
    Pat July 19, 2016 2:04 pm

    Congratulations! Glad to hear you’re progressing forward. Can’t wait for the new look. Will you be taking ads?

  2. Claire
    Claire July 19, 2016 2:18 pm

    Good question, Pat. I don’t have a good answer yet!

    Here’s a teaser: There are two potential ways that site can go, depending on how the current blog-foundation fundraiser goes. One might involve ads. One might have some very cool extra features, but not ads.

    Or both. How’s that for a tease?

    Thank you to everybody who’s helping make this happen.

  3. Karen
    Karen July 19, 2016 5:09 pm

    I’m on pins and needles!

  4. Ellendra
    Ellendra July 20, 2016 8:15 am

    If you take ads, please make sure they’re not the flashing kind!

  5. Pat
    Pat July 20, 2016 8:34 am

    “Or both [very cool extra features, and ads]. How’s that for a tease?”

    Both sound great.

    “If you take ads, please make sure they’re not the flashing kind!”

    Amen! And no site pop-ups, or large graphics at the top that come on board 5 seconds after we start reading the text. In short, don’t go “mainstream.”

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