or honest lack thereof
First, I'd love to thank those who give money to support our survival, so that I can continue living to give my best work for our family.
You go beyond lip service of caring for what I do, because we're not energy beings that only need sunlight to survive. We need real stuff too, like cash.
Second, I'd like to thank all who subscribe and really support when and where you can, in other ways. I'm aware that you supply us resources, perhaps intangible but just as crucial to carry on.
Third, the rest of you. I worry about your unhealthy diet of freebies. I am guilty of that too, especially with Drivethru, but really, I've not had money for years to spend freely on luxuries.
So I work hard to give back creatively. It's not the same as those of you who voice concern, wish me luck, and re-lurk in silence. Remember the unhealthy free diet I just mentioned👆? It's a real disease of malnutrition, since you don't get vitamins, minerals, and bulk kilojoules from my best work.
So put your currency where your orifices are. Help me add to making the world go round. Not even asking you to contribute to global loss and damage fund; just a dinner money a month.
Season's fortnight greetings to each of thee.
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