I reconfigured the PayPal button on this site to allow subscribers to make a single payment without having a recurring charge. The "subscribe" option through PayPal was, counterintuitively, the wrong one for me to use for my subscriptions.
I apologize to anyone who went through the original button only to find they were being lassoed into an annual charge (even for a two-year subscription). I don't want to push anybody to do anything. And I appreciate everyone who has signed up to subscribe to The Syncopated Times!