After I shot this video and the Patreon cleared away the “Congrats You Launched” page you see above, I realized most of you who follow this blog on RSS or via email won’t see this until Derby Day, not today, Kentucky Oaks Day.
Anyway, after years of MacGuyer telling me about Patreon, because he’s a fan of founder Jack Conte’s musical duo Pamplemouse, I finally figured out what I’d like to do with a Patreon page.
To be clear and not cast MacGuyver in an unsupportive light, he wasn’t hinting all that time, but he knew I wanted validation as a writer and artist, plus I dreamed what I did would have enough value for people to pay me for it.
I’d always known I’d launch a page if I could figure out what I could offer.
The icing on the cake that is first quarter of 2019 is the most recent update of the WordPress theme I use for this and my other blog. Text formatting is now gone from my posts, turning them into clunky blocks of text. Web Wizard Denise and I are on the case, but it’s a stumper.
Just wanted to let you know.
Update, as of April 15: The line spacing may be fixed! Yay!
“Equus: The Story of the Horse,” a two-part series about horses, premieres this week on PBS’s Nature. Check your local listings. On my local PBS station, it airs Wednesday, January 16. Part 2 airs Wednesday, January 23.
The World Equestrian Games is returning to the US to Tryon, NC, on Sept. 10 – 23.
We can watch some of the action from the comfort of our homes. Even though Tryon is inland to the west, kind of between Charlotte and Asheville, I hope Hurricane Florence restrains her enthusiasm when she barges on into the MidAtlantic and Carolina coast. #BeSafe
Most of the action we can watch on our digital devices will be on NBC Sports Network (cable), the Olympic Channel (online and see below), and on your regular NBC affiliate but only for the show jumping on Sept. 23. The FEI live stream starts on Sept. 11.
The Asheville Citizen-Times , you need to click on the link and scroll all the way down to see the schedule, has the most comprehensive listings.
BTW, the Olympic Channel is online streaming, apparently free if you have cable. I could be wrong about that.