The response so far to the renewal email and the drive here for paying subscribers has been wonderfully heartening and encouraging. Thanks to those of you who have become paying members or who have renewed previous memberships. Your support will help support the quality and independence of the news and information here. To clarify a few issues that people have asked about: You don't need a PayPal account to pay – you can use a credit card as a "guest." If you can't figure out how to work that, let us know and we will talk you through it. Or if you prefer to pay by check or in an amount other than one of the choices listed, let us know and we can help with that, too. The contact info is on our "about" page here and the link to join, renew, or pay is here. Thank you!