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June 7, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to read this series.
During the last year or so, most of my finances, efforts and energy have been directed towards writing this series.
The main goals of this series were as follows:
Financially, I have been living day-to-day for quite some time now. Any donations towards continuing this series would be greatly appreciated.
Please make donations via Paypal. You do not need a Paypal account in order to make a donation.
No longer requesting donations
November 3, 2013
When I initially sat down to write this series, I had no expectations other than to try and make a positive difference in the world. I wasn't sure how many people would read these pages, but the series ended up attracting the interest of a significant number of readers. I am very grateful for that readership. It is my hope that this information will help to shine a light on some of the important issues which are typically absent from the daily discourse provided by the mainstream media.
I ended up running into quite a bit of opposition while writing this series. That was to be expected considering the nature of the topic(s). I realize that some of the information presented here was rather unsettling. I tried to remain cognizant of that fact and present it in as kind, gentle and respectful manner as possible (without resorting to self-censoring of the material). Needless to say, that was a rather difficult task considering the nature of the content.
Often it's not just the information that is presented, but the way that it is presented that can really help to break through the hardened walls of social programming and conditioning. I took great care in trying present this information in a format that would accomplish that goal in as positive a manner as possible (clear/concise written presentation, relevant supporting images, music, video, useful links, etc). Those who have attempted to express complex societal topics in a simple and understandable manner are probably familiar with the challenges and the time that is usually involved in attempting such a pursuit.
This series was not written from the comfort of a climate-controlled office or home. It was written from the confines of a broken down 20-foot camper located off-grid out in the middle of the southern, California desert. There is no running water out here or utility hookups. Only a finite amount of electricity is available each day via a small solar-electric power system. All water must hauled in. Temperatures can get as high as 120 degrees in the summertime and can sometimes drop below freezing in the wintertime. In many respects, this was not the best environment to attempt to write such a series. However, in other respects, it was exactly the right environment that was required.
There is more to cover and more to say. I have many other projects that I would like to implement as well. For example, I would like to create an e-book or pdf version of this series and make it available for free to anyone that would like read it. I would also like to create a small free e-book with some resources and information regarding living off-grid based on what I have learned during the last five-years. In addition, I want to go back and try and edit this series for even greater clarity and fix any broken links (while keeping an original version of it available). But these things take a lot of time and effort.
I have no current income, no internet connection and no phone (only public internet access about once a week or so). I have cut out every single expense possible. Now I am facing the possibility of having to sell my computer just to survive. My annual fee for this website is coming due soon. It is only $23, but it might as well be $500 based on my current financial situation. This series represents many years of hard work and a lifetime of experience. I would prefer not to lose it simply for lack of the $23 to keep it active for another year.
All of the information that was presented here was offered free of charge. There is no advertising on this site. I could have chosen to put this information into a (retail) book, do classes and/or consultations or speak at paid seminars. However, I do not wish to make this into a commercial venture. Ideally, it would be nice if there was more support for a voluntary system of exchange in this world such as “value given, for value received”. When I wrote this series, I had no intention of asking for any type of donations. However, unexpected things tend to happen when you are living on a limited budget in less than ideal environmental conditions. Please understand that I am not trying to make a living off of this effort. Rather, I am only seeking enough funds to keep it active (which is actually an incredibly small amount of money).
Based on the number of readers who have passed through here, surely there must be some value in this information? However, after over a year (of the main part of this series being active), I have received only one thank you or show of appreciation for this effort and no donations. As I said before, I had no expectations when I wrote this series. There is no obligation (implied or otherwise) to show any kind of appreciation or to provide any donations. I am happy to simply know that this information may be of benefit to someone. Nevertheless, a thank you or a small donation would be a very nice gesture of goodwill and support…especially during the difficult times and in the face of the opposition that has been encountered.
I have seen portions of this content filter out into the internet over the last year, so I know that it has value. Is it not worth a few bucks or a simple expression of encouragement for the effort? Sometimes I think about how much time and money I have spent in creating this series (and others who are doing the same thing on a shoestring budget) verses how much money that is thrown at the corrupt/destructive system each and every day…millions to celebrities, sports figures, movie stars, music personalities, politicians, video games, TV, the latest technology, McDonalds.
This is what we (the Human race) support? I get it, and I don't get it. People often complain about the terrible state of affairs in the world today…while they feed the broken “machine” and starve out the independent voices of those who are trying to make a positive difference in the world.
Any contributions towards keeping this site active would be greatly appreciated.
If you don't have a paypal account or would like to make a anonymous donation, please consider putting a few bucks in an envelope and sending it here:
No longer requesting donations
Thank you to all of the people who have taken the time to read this series and especially to all those who have been kind and courageous enough to link up these pages.
Peace to all
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