I post enough to feel like this site warrants a disclaimer.

I’m not a journalist, I just like to share interesting things and add a bit of commentary from time to time. I do the right thing and give credit to everything I find through someone else. If I read about something from multiple sources, I generally give the Internet credit. But I’ll almost never break a story and unless you see the ‘∞’ symbol, I didn’t write what I’m linking to or quoting. I quote when appropriate. If its a significant amount of text, I’ll “blockquote” it. If its small, I’ll just include it in the paragraph as I was told to do as a kid.

I have no interest in being objective. As a non-reporter, I don’t feel I need to be. Heck, I don’t need real journalists to be objective either. But don’t get mad at any opinions I have. I don’t go out of my way to be a jerk. In fact, I try to be as nice as I can. I’m mindful of others and do what I can to be respectful of other opinions, too. But my opinions are mine and mine alone. They are not those of any past, present, or future employer. They are not those of my friends and family. They are not meant to represent anything other than what I felt at the time I hit the ‘Publish’ button. They are subject to change over time and at any moment I choose. As opinions, they are not facts and I reserve the right to be human and make errors in judgement now and then.

I write about or link to things I think are important to share. I want others to see that point of view or thing I found interesting. I ask that no one get upset that I promote something (a link, image, video, etc.) created without any additional cost to the artist/writer/producer/director/whatever. I’m not trying to make money from this site, I’m trying to express myself through the appreciation of others. If I share something, don’t expect me to ask your permission first. I’m not out to claim your work as my own. But I do consider my act of sharing a gift to you and hope you see the value in me promoting something without any expectation of compensation. In short, don’t go legal on me.

I earn a living by working for someone else. I also try to grow that living by investing. I own stock directly through a trading account or indirectly through a retirement plan. I have other investment vehicles, too. I’m not going to write disclaimers on any post which talks about companies I might have holdings in. I’m not an insider, never was, and don’t want to be. And since I’m not a journalist, I’m going to leave it at that.

It’s probably safe to summarize this disclaimer as a way to say I’m doing this for fun. It’s a learning experiment and I’d like to keep it that way.