If you have it to spare, please consider using my PayPal to drop me a few bones in compensation for the work that you see here. Here is a sliding scale if you want guidance:
- $1 You happened across this site, or read my work on another person’s wall or stream, and you just want to say hello.
- $4 You want to buy me a cup of coffee (or a latte, honestly, at this price point) and you’d like me to keep writing/editing/producing.
- $11 You want to treat me and yourself to a cup of coffee (and a cookie to share), and you’d like to be in dialogue with me.
- $41 You want to know what’s up with my obsession with the numbers 1 and 4. Good question!
Why do this? Why “pass the hat” at all? As a person who grew up in a “working class artist” household, I firmly believe that artists deserve to be compensated for their labor. We deserve a living wage, so that we might be able to stop always being on the hustle. Imagine the explosion of art (and invention and innovation) that would ensue if we all could stop worrying about housing, food, water, and all the other basics! I hope I live to see that kind of enlightened society one day. But in the meantime, artists have to ask for our livelihoods. Thank you for considering engaging in this kind of support.