“There’s only one rule that I know of, babies—God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.”

—Kurt Vonnegut, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

If you’re flush and generous, and anything that I do or have ever done has captured your attention, my Cash App and PayPal and now even Venmo are open; if you happen to know my cell or email, so is my Apple Cash. If you’ve ever already done so: thank you.

If you’re looking for books, my Bookshop benefits independent bookstores through its shared pool, and me through affiliate links; if you’re looking for t-shirts to “express your quiet disgruntlement” (and other things), my Threadless just benefits me.

(I used to have a books wishlist for myself, but recently I moved from Kindle to Kobo; the latter inexplicably doesn’t offer any way to gift books to someone.)

No gift or purchase is too small; I am unemployed, perhaps unemployable, not considered eligible for any disability benefits, financially dependent upon family who won't be around forever, and so remain stubbornly self-insufficient.

If “all” you can give is your attention, you can follow and share my web log (RSS) (JSON), my photo feed (no RSS), and/or my link log (RSS).

“This is an awful place to be dropped down halfway.”

—Richard Powers, Galatea 2.2