Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
I have no problem in principle with the idea of raising money from one's blog. I've even contributed to such.
But it's a lot harder to do it yourself, I've learned.
Scroll down a little and you'll see a shiny new Paypal button. The reasons for installation are diverse--"furnace" and "transmission" are a couple of the words over the last two weeks which have driven it. I'll spare you the details.
That, and hey: Over 103,000 visits have happened here in the past 2+ years. Three of the items here became published pieces. In the words of Richard Dreyfuss as he stared at the tower of mashed potatoes in Close Encounters: "This means something."
So, if you'd like to chip in, great! Think of it as green applause for a RenFest busker in cyberspace. If you don't/can't, that's great, too. I have no problem with that a 'tall. It's not like I can stop you...And it's not like the world will end.
Furthermore, I don't intend on calling attention to it--once every two odd years, at the rate I'm going.
Finally, I'd like to close on a Catholic note: think of it as penance for your collective and continuing woeful sin of omission--failing to nominate me for the high-schoolish (but still world-important) popularity contest known as the Catholic Blog Awards.
Not that there's anything wrong with that....
OK--returning you to your regularly scheduled programming.