Ghosts, gold, and weapons: Film on true story of Sutton Hoo intrigues

Very few films entice me to sit through them, but a film based on an archaeological dig is due out January 29, and I plan to watch it. Netflix will premiere the story of Sutton Hoo. The film is based on a novel and the book is based on a true story. I have a self-interest in this film. Continue reading “Ghosts, gold, and weapons: Film on true story of Sutton Hoo intrigues”

Mourning our ‘Porch’ friend who was cherished by many

Last night as my grandchildren ran wide open around the back yard, I was enjoying their play when I received very sad news. Fellow author and ‘Porch’ friend Kendall Bell from South Carolina had passed away. Continue reading “Mourning our ‘Porch’ friend who was cherished by many”

BMI has primer on best times to release new music, but it’s complicated

BMI often has good articles for indie musicians, and a recent piece on timing releases for new music is a primer of sorts. It’s more complicated than simple timing, though. Continue reading “BMI has primer on best times to release new music, but it’s complicated”

Annual Christmas train wreck occurs at Indie Art South

It’s that time of year we in my family call the ‘Christmas Train Wreck.’ As the big day approaches, efforts ramp up and this year will be different in some ways, but the same in others. There just isn’t enough time in each day for those of us who are Christmas-obsessed. Continue reading “Annual Christmas train wreck occurs at Indie Art South”

Alert to supporters: Please do NOT follow IAS PayPal links on these pages

This is an alert to those of you who support my writing here with tips. Please do NOT follow any PayPal links on these pages. By the first of 2021, I will find a new way for people to tip. There are two reasons for this.

The first reason is a compromised link I discovered quite by accident. I clicked on the link I pasted into a column I was writing. The link does not really take you to my PayPal account as best I can tell. It goes to an account I cannot verify. The only difference is a missing period in the faulty link.

I don’t know how this happened. I always copy and paste code; I never input it myself.

The other reason is that PayPal charged me $15 for an error made by an unverified user. That user donated to my account, then immediately asked for a refund. I agreed to a refund once the charge posted, but the donor was in a hurry and went to PayPal. The donor claimed she never received a product she did NOT order in the first place.

For my honesty, PayPal charged me $15.

I’m not wasting any more time trying to communicate with PayPal. I spent hours back and forth with that suspect donor who claimed to want to donate to a fund for a girl’s braces. The young girl the donor claimed to care about had passed away and her death was widely reported in US papers.

So please do NOT follow any PayPal links on articles here. I hope to purge every link as quickly as I can. I am closing my PayPal account today.

Tech titans do not heart indie bloggers who think outside the statist box. That is an absolute.

(Kay B. Day/Dec. 15, 2020)