Extra Fees — Wheel Tales of Willow City

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There is a move for utilities, other corporations, and organizations to start charging extra to have their bills mailed to the consumer. They are trying to promote access to the bills online. It saves the cost of printing and for paper to be sure, but there is a cost. There are people that don’t use computers. They have their own reasons, to be sure, but some have little choice.

There are people who have physical barriers to them using computers, tablets, and smart phones. They might have carpel tunnel syndrome, arthritis, or other issues making it next to impossible to use keyboards, mice, or touch screens. The also might simply have problems understanding how to use new devices.

A $2 or $3 surcharge might not seem like much, but with it not being unusual to have 5 or more bills in the mail — $10, $15, or more can stress the fixed, low-income budget that many elderly or disabled have. For them, these new charges are like a form of discrimination.


This strip* was published before as “Wheel Tales of We’ll Make Cents” but we thought it would be better to publish more independently — hence the change in venue and name to “Wheel Tales of Willow City”.

We'll Make CentsWe’ll Make Cents” is an organization that helps support a number of not-for-profit causes which might get overlooked. Why not pop over and give them a visit and check out their current project.

Donations are actually hard to come by for Charities and other not-for-profit organizations. Consider what you might be able to donate. It might be a good time to clean that closet, attic, cellar, shed, or garage! You might have someone else’s next treasured possession. Perhaps you don’t live near Auckland and We’ll Make Cents, but there are people in need everywhere!

DWPenner

* Only the first stories were on We’ll Make cents. The more recent stories are being published here first.

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Coming Up in the Tapestry – 35

Hi! This Saturday, January 31, 2015, we have “Extra Fees”, a story in the “Wheel Tales of Willow City” series.

Extra Fees featureOn Sunday, February 1, 2015, we have the second of three parts of “Dirty Tree” in “The Gnomestead Tapestry”.

Dirty Tree featureThere will be more “Space Trek” “A New Omen” instalments to come.  I look forward to publishing them.

Thanks for dropping by!
DWPenner

 

Dirty Tree — The Gnomestead Tapestry – part 1 of 3

A Gnomestead Tapestry Short. A Norseguy seeks employment on a farm.

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There is more than brawn and combat to the Norseguys.

Please drop by again!

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DWPenner

A New Omen! — Space Trek – Part 17

Welcome to the continuing voyages in Space Trek! I hope you enjoy this bit of Science Fiction Farce and Satire.

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I hope you’re enjoying this serial. Please let me know what you think and consider liking the post, retweeting it, favouring it, or generally sharing it around. It is the only way it will be seen! (I can really use the publicity and encouragement.)

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A New Omen! – part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5

A New Omen! – part 6, part 7, part 8, part 9, part 10

A New Omen – part 11, part 12, part 13, part 14, part 15

A New Omen – part 16, part 17 part 18 part 19 part 20

Coming Up in the Tapestry – 34

Hi! This Saturday, January 24, 2015, we have the next instalment of “Space Trek” “A New Omen!”.

A New Omen featureOn Sunday, January 25, 2015, we have the first of three parts of “Dirty Tree” in “The Gnomestead Tapestry”.

Dirty Tree featureThere will be more “Space Trek” “A New Omen” instalments to come.  I look forward to publishing them.

Thanks for dropping by!
DWPenner

 

Knock, Knock! 6 – Snow — The Gnomestead Tapestry

A Gnomestead Tapestry Short.

A “Knock, Knock!” Joke!

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This is the fifth “Gnomestead Tapestry” Knock, Knock joke. I hope you enjoy this and share it around!

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DWPenner

A New Omen! — Space Trek – Part 16

Welcome to the continuing voyages in Space Trek! I hope you enjoy this bit of Science Fiction Farce and Satire.

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Thank you!

Two Knights Walk Into a Bar 4 – Why a Duck — The Gnomestead Tapestry

A Gnomestead Tapestry Short:

Another joke from the “Bar”!..

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DWPenner

A New Omen! — Space Trek – Part 15

Welcome to the continuing voyages in Space Trek! I hope you enjoy this bit of Science Fiction Farce and Satire.

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I hope you’re enjoying this serial. Please let me know what you think and consider liking the post, retweeting it, favouring it, or generally sharing it around. It is the only way it will be seen! (I can really use the publicity and encouragement.)

Thank you!

 

Coming Up in the Tapestry – 33

Hi! This Saturday, January 10, 2015, we have the next instalment of “Space Trek” “A New Omen!”.

A New Omen featureOn Sunday, January 11, 2015, we have a new short, “Why a Duck?”.

WhyAduck featureThere will be more “Space Trek” “A New Omen” instalments to come.  I look forward to publishing them.

Thanks for dropping by!
DWPenner