All Squared Up

For years, while I was involved with my digital imaging business, I suffered the demands of the credit card companies who wanted my house, my first-born and all my worldly goods before they would allow me to accept credit card payments.

They would never allow me to accept credit on line. Oh, the horror! Web site sales. So, I was forced into using third-party payment gateways and paying their excessive fees.

Happy is the day that I heard about a new payment service, Square. The first to alert me to this service was Deb Watson, an American artist who publishes a very useful newsletter from her site at

I now look forward to offering a convenient payment method to my show visitors and my on-line clientele. So we move on.