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This is a blog. That fact means nothing.

It is not a peer-reviewed journal, a final archive of my writing, a sponsored publication, or the product of gatekeeping and editing. That does mean something…it means that while the ideas and thoughts are often vital and the product of a long gestational period, the writing itself is not. It is essentially as it came from the keyboard: spontaneous, unproofed, unrevised, and corrected afterward only when necessary to address mistakes that grossly effect the intent. Where such changes have been made they are explicitly noted.

It would be distinctly unwise – not to mention uncharitable – to play connect-the-dots with my physical life and work and my “life of the mind,” as scanty as either might be. My attitude at work, my reaction to ideas, your grade (good or bad), the length and tone of my discussion at the coffee pot, the intensity and duration of my lovemaking, the time it took for me to return your letter or email, and the quality and quantity of my response to you in any medium are probably not tied to anything you read here… at least not in a way that you will be able to confidently assume without sharing years of psychotherapy and the bills that come with it.

I don’t know where it came from, but the other day the thought popped into my head: I don’t have a disclaimer on my blog. Since one of my mottos is “better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it” I decided it was about time to get one.

I started my research with my friend, Google, which turned up a ton of resources to beg, borrow and steal from. As clever and humorous as some of the disclaimers are, I prefer to come up with my own material so I sat myself down with an extra-large caramel cappuccino, sugar-free with skim milk of course, and wrote my own. I’m not a lawyer and certainly don’t play one on TV so there are probably some points I’ve forgotten. If there are, I’m not responsible for them. I don’t take responsibility for much more than getting myself dressed in the morning.

Blog Disclaimer – Things I Take Responsibility For
This is a personal blog. All opinions expressed here are my own and not those of anyone else. I am responsible for the content – not anyone else. If I ever have an employer he/she would not be responsible. Any group, organization, church, agency or entity that I may be associated with would not be responsible either. It’s all about me, me, me, only me, and I like it that way.
Mistakes and Stupidity:
I may make a mistake or say something stupid. Actually, chances are pretty good that I’ll do both at some point. I’ll do my best to refrain from stupidity (It’s ironic that I had to retype “stupidity” three times to get it right) but I don’t make any promises. I’m only human and make mistakes just like everyone else – probably more than everyone else. Waaay more. Just for the record; any mistakes belong to me and me alone. Not that I want to claim them but since they’re mine I’m kinda stuck with them.
Changing my Mind:
Over time my thoughts and opinions may change. In fact, Teacher will tell you it’s a sure bet that I’ll change my mind – often. Posts are intended to give insight into my life at the time the post is written, but not necessarily forever. Current posts may express different opinions than earlier posts. We do the best we can with what we know at the time, and as we learn more we do better. Right?
Since most everything in the blog comes from my brain, it belongs to me. It’s still all about me. But if you like a post feel free to link to it! You may use a portion less than 1/3 if you’re going to be picky of a post as long as you link to the original post and give me credit. If you want to use more than 1/3 of a post please contact me to request permission. I’ll probably say “Sure, go ahead!” Thank you for respecting my intellectual and the not-so-intellectual property.
Blog Disclaimer- Things I’m not Responsible for:
Eternal Accuracy:
The information in this weblog is provided “as is” with no warranties, and confers no rights. I’ll do my best to make sure all the information, including links, are accurate at the time of posting but there’s no guarantee that information posted today will still be valid or accurate in the future.
Incoming Links:
I can’t control who links to me. If I could you can bet I’d be setting myself up for some major PR juice! If you see a questionable site linking to my blog take it up with them, not me. I don’t submit my blog to “link farms” or directories so if they find me it was all on their own.
Personal Offense:
I promise to try my best not to not knowingly injure, defame, or libel anyone. Posting that Aunt Mabel’s puce sweater is hideous doesn’t count cuz that’s my opinion. Please don’t tell Aunt Mabel! If content matter, bad grammar, slang or punctuation translates or is interpreted into something bad in your country or culture it was certainly not my intent and I will not be held responsible for it. If you’re bound and determined to find insult where none was intended feel free to close the window and not return.
Bad Decisions:
My intention is to do no harm just like the witches in my favorite Nora Roberts books but without the whole power thing. I’m not a doctor, lawyer, therapist, trainer, chef, or any other type of trained expert so what I write is not to be taken as fact nor absolute. Use your own brainpower instead of mindlessly making decisions based on what I write. You won’t be compensated in any way if you suffer a loss/damage/inconvenience because of something written in this blog.
Making Money:
At one time I was 100% against accepting any money for writing on My Happy Crazy Life. Then I had to renew the domain, pay hosting, and gasp! ran out of coffee money all in the same month! After careful consideration I decided that it was possible to fund my caramel macchiato habit while keeping my integrity. For instance, the ads in the right sidebar will hopefully cover yearly hosting and coffee expenses. Hosting is easy; it’s the coffee allowance I’m worried about. I’m still against paid recommendations disguised as personal opinion, so anything I rave about is because I want to share something amazing with you – not because I was paid to say it. However, I’m willing to consider sponsored posts if the product or service is one I’d really truly use or have used and like. No matter what, I promise that anything I write here is my own honest opinion – whether I’m getting coffee allowance for it or not.
Feel free to disagree with me or tell me I’m completely crazy in the comments section of each blog entry. Please be polite because my feelings are easily hurt. I reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason whatsoever – like abusive, profane, rude, anonymous comments, and spam. Once a comment passes moderation I won’t be held responsible for the contents of blog comments. And I’m not responsible for any laws that may be broken in any country through the content, implication, and intent of blog comments. Don’t bother commenting just to spam your site cuz I’m on to you and will delete your comment. I’ve heard that Viagra doesn’t work anyway. But if you’re leaving an honest-to-goodness comment please link to your blog or site – I’d love to see it!
Matching Socks:
I may take responsibility for getting myself dressed every morning but I don’t promise I’ll be wearing matching socks – sometimes two go in but only one comes out.
I hope you enjoy all my ramblings.