The Candy Store Is Open (Mostly)

I am pleased to announce that at long last the Subscribers Area of our upgraded, enhanced website is now fully functional (kind of).

While we plan much more, what is available right now—the biggest reader request by far—are archived copies of the newsletter from 1993 to 2011. The very earliest years still have some gaps, and we do have to add 2012 and 2013, but everything else is now online or your perusal and searching. (As we get caught up, we will be adding current issues every week.)

In addition, most of the telemarketing scripts—the second-biggest reader request—have been posted, and the rest will be online shortly.

Whether you are a new reader or a veteran, you’ll probably benefit from a review of how to access our Subscribers Area:

This part of the website is for paid subscribers only, and is protected by an Access ID and Passcode.

  • The Access ID remains the same from month to month; it is the word newsletter.
  • The Passcode changes on or around the beginning of each calendar month; it is a four-digit number.

Both the Access ID and the current Passcode can be found in the footer area of the front page of this newsletter, in red.

To enter the online Subscribers Area, go to At the bottom of the right-hand column, you will see a little padlock icon and a link, “SUBSCRIBERS LOG IN.” Clicking on that link takes you to a page with some brief instructions and a big red “ENTER” button. Clicking on the button brings up a form where you enter the Access ID and the Passcode. When you do so and click the OK button, you should see the front page of the Subscribers Area, characterized by our logo on a red background.

Use the menu above the logo to find the features you’re looking for. We’ll be announcing the addition of new features from time to time; look in the sidebar to the right for that information.

As time goes on, we want both the public face and the private side of our website to be more than merely an extension of the newsletter. In the weeks to come, we will be announcing new features and new alliances to make a daily visit to eminently worthwhile. If you have any suggestions as to how we can make either the newsletter or the website more useful and valuable to you, please let me know!