Dear Fellow Shrews…
First of all, my heartfelt gratitude goes out to all of those who have paid to subscribe to the full featured Shrew Views substack. I see paid subscriptions more as a gesture of support than I do as a “subscription” for services. These days it is really the only way to keep independent journalism alive. I do give my paid subscribers twice the articles, but that is more of a wave of thanks than it is a product that you have to pay for. Thank you all for subscribing. I know there is a lot out there to donate your hard earned money to, and the fact that you choose Shrew Views as one of your choices to support means an awful lot. Thank you.
For those of you who are not yet paid subscribers could you consider becoming so? Yearly, monthly, or even a direct donation (through Ko-fi…the link at the bottom of every article) would be most appreciated. Remember, you can always do a 7 day trial! If you still decide not to subscribe could you share an article here and there on your social media, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram…or whatever? Could you email an article to friends and family? Anything you could do to get this out in front of more people the better. I am trying to build a community here, and of course the more the merrier.
Speaking of community…those who have been commenting regularly, my sincere thanks go out to you as well. I have found the comments to be absolutely amazing!! Wow…I really never did expect such insight, information, intelligence, and heart from all of you out there!! It is the primary purpose of starting this substack: To get people to contribute, and to share with one another, thoughts, ideas, and support. Please keep it up! And for those who have not yet made a comment…how wonderful it would be to hear from you! Keep the conversations going…it really is a very important part of what we need to keep us sane.
Writing two or three articles a week is not all that easy. It is time consuming, and wracks my often feeble brain. I love doing it, so there is no problem there. But I do have to be honest, if I can’t find a way to at least partially subsidize my time spent writing for this as much as I do, I will have to cut back or give it up altogether. That is just the reality of it. I would love to do this more full time, and that takes money!
And if you just can’t make a donation in a paid subscription, all is good!! You are ALL an incredibly important part of the cause. All shrews are welcome and honoured. Please say hello, contribute by sharing everywhere and making comments when you can!
My best to you all!!
Todd Hayen, Dr. Shrew
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Your writings and insights have been a huge part of my ability to remain sane during this time. Lately I feel like I just want to join those who stick their heads in the sand and ignore the fact that there are nefarious things going on in our world..... it gets overwhelming!! However, I know that I just can't do that. Coming here gives me some renewed energy -- both from your articles and from the many who comment. Thank you!!