Privacy Policy and Disclosure Statement

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Comments are turned off on the majority of our content. However, if and when visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


We use photos that are in the public domain or that are used by permission. Sending us a photo permits us to use it throughout our Web site and in print, if desired. If you would like to receive an image credit, please let us know when you submit your photo. If you are the original owner of a photo and would like to have it removed from our site, please contact us.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Affiliate Links Disclosure

As Amazon Associates, we at earn a small percentage from qualifying purchases and may participate in other affiliate programs as well. Our affiliate income (small as it is) helps to defray the ongoing Web hosting costs incurred for this site. Thank you for supporting us, and our content, in this way! We try to let you know within posts if there are affiliate links, but images typically do not contain an individual disclosure statement.

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