Beginning December 1, 2009, the FTC requires bloggers to provide disclosures whenever there could be hidden interests or unspoken biases related to recommendations.

I started this blog to promote myself, first and foremost, but also to promote the people and things  that inspire and please me.  This blog IS motivated by financial ends, up to and including: as an electronic resume; marketing & self-promotion; networking; client gathering; as a platform for my creative endeavors.

My name really is Andromeda.  I really am an autistic, published freelance writer, actress & model, photographer, designer, life coach, world traveler, linguist, musician, and martial artist. At the same time, I have worked for The Alamo Drafthouse, the Texas State Capitol, contracted with numerous films & theatrical productions in a variety of capacities, provided administrative services through numerous staffing agencies for multiple organizations in a wide array of industries, and worked many retail stores and restaurants. I've written numerous times in defense of individual rights. Every single page and entry on this blog should be considered biased and influenced by these forces.

Per the FTC rules, if I interview someone and they grab the bill for lunch, I would need to specify this. Ditto if I use an Amazon link that gets me 8 cents instead of an Amazon link that gets me 0 cents. If someone gives me a comfy t-shirt with a logo and I wear it in a photo, same deal. Disclaimers all over the place.

This would be tedious for me and a continual eye sore for readers. But rules is rules.

To cover my ass and preserve your reading experience, please assume that, for every recommendation, link, and product I use, the following all hold true:

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Please feel free to use the text and images on this page with proper attribution. There is no reason why each blogger should have to reinvent the wheel.

(Illustrations courtesy of Louis Gray and Jeannine Schafer)
(Many of the writings courtesy of Tim Ferris and Kan Lamat)