First, thank you very much! The donation drive brought in enough money to get this laptop fixed and pay off all those bills I mentioned. Thank you. I’ll leave the donation button over there to the right in case you ever want to throw a tip in the jar. For now, I just have to say that I am a very lucky man to have readers who are as engaging, curious and also generous as you. Thanks.
Second, I’m traveling again for the next couple weeks. I will be starting at the funeral of my grandmother, who died today. I hope that this website carries on at least some of her ability to see through BS, her Depression-born sense of thrift and her distaste for thieves in suits.
After my home and native land, I will be passing through what may soon be the world’s most powerful failed state. My apologies for going into a bit of a posting slump right after a fund-drive. Talk soon.
UPDATE: Maybe this is a better link for “failed state.”