These are strange times.
Did you catch the story about the passenger who bit another traveler on an Aer Lingus flight from Lisbon to Dublin? He was restrained, lost consciousness and later died.
I know what you’re thinking: zombies.
That reminds me of the tragic shooting at Zombicon, in Fort Myers, Fla., where a man opened fire on people dressed as zombies. One person died and five others were wounded.
These horrific events are an important reminder that it’s a dangerous — and weird — world we live in, travel in, and are consumers in. Trustworthy information and a reliable support network can help you avoid some of the hazards.
There’s no such thing as zombies, at least that’s what I keep telling my kids. But reliable, actionable information can protect you from faulty products, scams and dangerous situations.
For example, just this weekend our data sleuths published new company contacts for Bookit.com and Hamilton Beach. So now, consumers with product issues can go straight to someone who can fix their problems, if necessary.
We also brought you news you can use, from articles on how to avoid a data disaster while you’re on the road, to better ways to get your favorite TV shows. Plus, we published lots of excellent advocacy.
But we need your help to keep going. Even though we’re all volunteers here (including me) we have expenses that need to be covered and bills that have to be paid.
Today, for the first five people to sign up at the benefactor level or higher, I have a hot-off-the-press copy of Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum, a beautifully illustrated new book by Zenith Press.
Thank you for helping us make week one of our fundraiser an amazing success. With your help, we’ll meet our goals.