I sincerely regret the decisions I need to make now, but I hope I can get things back in order before the next issue is due. As I mentioned on the homepage of the ezine, Tower of Light will now be a biannual zine because of certain limitations that I am forced to endure. I hope this will change in the future.
However, now I also have to contend with repairs that I simply cannot afford at this time. For the past 8 months I have had to deal with a very badly intermmitent Internet connection. For a long time I had no idea what the problem was, and was constantly banging my head against the wall in frustration. After numerous calls to Cavalier, eMachines, and Best Buy, I learned that my computer might be infected with a virus, so I did a "full factory recovery." The problems with connection remain, however, and now my ISP says that it might be in the telephone jack, or faulty wiring, which would cost more than I can afford at this time.
I was thinking about temporarily canceling my subscription to Cavalier, since it seems rather senseless to pay for a service I can hardly use, but then I realized that I can't. Without the webspace provided by that service, the ezine doesn't exist. On the other hand, I will not be online very often, if at all, until I can afford the necessary repairs; othwerwise, I'll just be beside myself with frustration. I promise to make an effort to check my email, however, and respond to submissions as often as possible.
I hope that everyone can understand this decision, and I want to say that I very much appreciate all the support Avatar Lore has from its readers. I'll be back, so please look forward to it!
Monday, July 7, 2008