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Isn’t it nice to visit an ad-free website with original content to enjoy?

Do you enjoy reading the content on this site? While I enjoy writing it, I could sure use your support.

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Want something in return for your contribution? Visit my online store. That’s where you can find crafts and other things I’ve created. Buying something from this store is a great way to support this site and get a unique gift with my thanks.

If there’s nothing in my store that interests you, use this link to shop at I’ll get a tiny percentage of everything you buy — and it won’t cost you a penny more than your purchase.

Every week, I put hours of my time into writing fresh, new content for my blog. This includes text, images, videos, time-lapse movies, and countless links to other quality content on the web.

My flying work — which pays the bills these days, is seasonal. That means I only have a decent income part of the year. The rest of the year, I get odd jobs here and there and live off my savings. And although I’ve been earning a good part of my living as a writer since 1990, I’m now competing with amateurs who are willing to write for free or “exposure” and dealing with ever lower payments for my writing work.

So here I am, asking blog readers for their support. Can you help?

And, as an added incentive, anyone who donates a total of $20 or more — either as a lump sum payment or monthly subscription — will be able to access any of the “premium content” articles that appear on this site.

Thanks for your support! I appreciate it more than you can possibly imagine.

– Maria

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