About the Site

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Welcome to my site!

The stuff about me is on the About Margaret page, but there is some history to this site as well, so it’s broken out here.

MargaretPinard.com started in 2014, when I decided that I should have a page that was more focused on my writerly pursuits than my earlier page. That was called Taste Life Twice, and encompassed all sorts of adventures in self-discovery, food, and travel.

It was, in its turn, an upgrade from a previous site on Blogger, but nevermind about that one. Enough of you still seem to be finding it without my help!



The disclosure that follows is my attempt to fully comply with the FTC’s policy that demands I be transparent about any and all affiliate relations I may have on this website. In plain English you, the visitor or customer, should assume that any and all purchasing links on this site are affiliate links. If you click on these links and go visit the resulting site, a cookie will be set in your web browser that will cause me to receive a commission “IF” you purchase a product on the other end. This is a legitimate way to monetize and pay for the operation of web sites and I gladly reveal my affiliate relationships to you.In addition I fully disclose that hyperlinks on this site are in most cases shortened, and in some cases cloaked to hide long ugly links for functionality and tracking purposes. I have nothing to hide and I am proud of my relationship with the fine vendors, products and services found on this site. Link tracking, shortening and cloaking is a very common practice on all types of web sites.Further, I do not receive physical products or cash directly in exchange for any reviews or posts you find on this site. No one has paid me to do reviews or posts. I have to tell you that it is possible that my reviews and posts are influenced by my affiliate relationships and may create a conflict of interest. I do not believe a conflict of interest exists, but you, the visitor or customer, must decide by considering the affiliate relationships and link techniques I have described. I strive to always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on topics or products I write about and promote.Valid from 9 September 2014 on.

As directed by the FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION, (see 16 CFR Part 255) – Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.