It has also been one of the best years my wife and I have had.
The following is a lengthy post on the past and our future.
A friend and I had a polite debate on the topic of sponsors for "The Autistic Me" blog and my other creative projects. I generally believe that writers and other artists should find a market for their efforts and seek compensation accordingly. The idea of "donations" does not appeal to me.
"But you give to several organizations, including the performing arts," she insisted. "What is the difference?"
Much to my wife's chagrin, I do donate to theatrical organizations, local independent film projects, an autism cause or two, the humane society, and other non-profit groups. One…