Most Select and Generous

And now for something somewhat different… from my previous attempt at fundraising.

Donations v1 was based at Patreon, during 2017-18. It died for reasons you can read about here. You needn’t bother.

Donations v2 is simpler. It requires no subscription, holds no content hostage, and puts no pressure on anyone, including me. This time it’s more tip jar than patronage.

I have wonderful readers. A few have offered to contribute. If you’re one of them or would like to be, go to The rest is straightforward, presuming you have a PayPal account. There are no predetermined amounts.

Most of my online costs are paid in USD, so that’s my preferred currency. PayPal handles conversions seamlessly. Gold sovereigns are also welcome, but please, no Canadian mining shares.

My direct costs include the recurring fees for the site’s domain and hosting, and the occasional purchase of source material or stock images when I’m unable to exhume or create what I need for free. I also contribute to a few websites that help me do what I do.

Money is useful and always appreciated, but what matters most is that you’re here. Thank you.