Late note: allow me to shout this out: YOU GUYS ROCK! I am totally overwhelmed by the generosity of the large and small donations -I know it was hard for some of you to give what you have. I am more firmly convinced of the basic decency of human beings than before. My deepest thanks and respect to you all. John
OK, so I am presently unemployed. In fact I have been now off and on for six months or so, and while I am on a promise of a job when the grant gets through negotiations with the US government, right now I am living on what little money I had stored away. Which just ran out.
I hate to do this, but I seek your support. This is not a matter of my losing the blog, but my car, and my health insurance and my place. It should only be for a while, and if anyone wants to make me a loan, I will pay them back when I can, but right now I’d greatly appreciate regular readers sending me a few dollars via the Donate button above. I don’t take advertising, and I have made no money by blogging since I left Science Blogs.
I was raised a secular Presbyterian, which means that I have guilt for not standing on my own feet (actually it means I have guilt for just existing), so this is rather hard for me. But if you have found what I write interesting, thought-provoking or even only as good as a piece in your local Op-Ed columns, please consider paying me what you would pay to read such things commercially. I would like to thank Ed Yong who did just that not too long ago, and invited his readers to do the same.
I thank those who are in a position to help, and I understand that many people aren’t. There’s no moral obligation here. Just do what you want to do.
I’ll go cover myself with ashes now…