GDPR Compliance

As I’m certain everyone navigating the web recently knows the EU’s new privacy and data collection laws go into effect on May 24, 2018. I have, as required by the law, added a “cookies notification” with required acceptance button, a detailed privacy policy for what little information is collected by my site, and a checkbox for my contact form to collect the required “conscious consent” to my having your personal information via the form. I am waiting for a potential update to my website theme in order to add a similar checkbox to my comments form on the blog posts. As I do not sell anything directly from this website, I believe – based on all currently available information – that my site is now as compliant as possible with the GDPR laws.

Stormy Weather

I meant to have this post up yesterday but my dramatic weather-related wake-up call and resulting power outage kept that from happening. On the bad news front, I was without power most of the day and then scrambled to play catch up everything – and failed at some things – once we had the power back on. On the good news front, the straight-line winds (though I still think it was a microburst considering how it happened!) didn’t cause any direct damage to any of my property. They did, however, take out a lot of trees and poles nearby, knocked down the power lines, and generally made a horrid mess. Still, my part of the country is in good shape, if a bit chilly. Here’s hoping the east coast survives their latest batch of crappy winter weather.

Moving on, I am looking forward to finally settling on my first project of the year now that my health has dramatically improved – amazing what a responsive doctor will do for you! – and am planning the project out this month with an eye to completing it during April’s Camp NaNoWriMo event since I’ll be spending much of April recovering from major outpatient surgery. Still, recovery time means plenty of writing time so maybe I’ll be ahead of the game for a change.

Until next time, may the weather gods smile upon you!

Welcome Spring…

Close-up of Pink Crocus with Unlit Candle

Well, I failed miserably at my planned weekly posting so I’m going to fall back on monthly posting instead until I have more news, guests, or other things to report. I may, depending on my time, inclination, and mood, occasionally post a book or movie review here as well. Those will likely be few and far between as my opinions on things, especially books, often clash with the accepted status quo when it comes to authors commenting on other authors books. Therefore, you’re more likely to see me raving and cheering for a book I comment on rather than calling it out as crap.

On a different note, those who know me from Facebook know that I’m nominally pagan nowadays. So for those who celebrate the seasons with me, Happy Spring and Merry Imbolc. May the warming of the year bring joyous blessings to all.

New Year, New Start

Happy New YearWell, here we are then, I’ve finally gotten my website organized, designed, and published. So 2018 is off to a good start. While I have nothing published right now nor anything submitted to a publisher, I do have excellent plans for the upcoming year. To keep up everyone updated as to my progress, I will be posting weekly updates to both my blog here and to my Tumblr. Posts will generally go live every Monday between 9:30 and 10:00 am central standard time.

As stated on the homepage, you can locate me on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. I also do both NaNoWriMo and Camp NaNoWriMo. Interested parties are welcome to find, friend or follow me on any of those sites.

Thanks for stopping by… Hope to see you again…