Privacy Policy

Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to this website. The Network Advertising Initiative defines cookies as follows:

Cookies are small text files created by a web server, delivered through a web browser, and stored on your computer. They provide a means for websites that you visit to keep track of online patterns and preferences, as well as to identify return visitors. Cookies make the personalization of your web experiences possible…

Google’s use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to you based on your visit to this site and/or other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting Ads Settings. (Alternatively, you can opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for interest based advertising by visiting and the NAI.)

If you contact us through our contact page or other means, we will be storing that information. Similarly, we have access to some identifying information of commenters for reasons of fighting spam and preventing harassment. We will never publish that information publicly. We also track and temporarily store location/IP and site activity data on anonymous visitors, using cookies and the third-party service Statcounter.

If you visit one of our Amazon links, usually to a book we’ve read and reviewed or otherwise recommended, this will track your activity in your Amazon account so that if you buy the product after hearing about it from us, we’ll get a small percentage of the sale price. This money helps support the costs of maintaining the site.

We have a plugin that uses a cookie to determine whether you are a new or regular visitor for the purposes of promoting our social media accounts to readers.

Finally, we provide many links to external sites in our posts. We are not responsible for the privacy policies on those sites.