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In the United States, the Friday after Thanksgiving Day is typically referred to as "Black Friday," because this is the day in the retail industry when stores typically surge into the black (aka turn a profit).

Why is that relevant here? In case you haven't noticed, there are links to Amazon.com along the sidebars and at the bottom of the page. When you click on these links and buy something from Amazon, you help me keep this blog running, as I receive a small percentage of every purchase from Amazon. And to mark the occasion, Amazon is offering hourly deals from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. PST on Friday, Novemer 23. You can get there by clicking here to be taken to the Black Friday deals page.

This blog is a major effort to maintain - from paying for the domain name and fees associated with online file sharing & storage, not to mention the sheer time that it takes me to search, compose and edit posts for your edification. And there are two ways you can help out, especially in this holiday season:
  1. By clicking on any of the Amazon ads or search boxes the sidebars or below, or by clicking on book linkss in the context of each post;
  2. By making a gift through the widget in the sidebar section titled "Your Own Gift". Any amount is appreciated, especially at this time of the year.
So, I would appreciate it if you use my links to do any of your online shopping for the holidays. Once you're into Amazon, you can search for whatever you like, whether it's books, DVDs, electronics, household items - the list is seemingly endless. But by using my links to shop, you help to support the blog.

Thank you for your continued encouragement. I hope you find my efforts worthy of your time and attention.