What you should know if you are considering a contribution:
If you do initiate the donation process you may notice that the "company" listed, is mindsmaymeet.org. This is what the website used to be called back when I made my first trans-continental bid. I have tried to update this page with the current and proper name but there is some kind of technical issue involving Paypal that prevents me from doing so and they have been no help in resolving it. You can rest assured though that the page the above button will take you to is the correct one and anything you contribute there will certainly go into one of the many aspects of this project.
I originally chose not to place a contribution feature on the site because I wanted to keep this project free of any aspect of collecting money. I really don't want to do so now, but I have been out here far longer than I anticipated, I intend to keep going, and I've spent nearly all allotted funds.
Since I have never asked for money but have been regularly offered it, I know there are people out there who wish to do so independent of any such request from myself. This page is to receive that which would be so offered.
If you are considering a contribution, you ought to know about some of my spending practices and needs.
I will not be, nor have I been spending any money for lodging, except for once when I suffered an abscessed tooth.
I do try to save money by eating mostly store-bought food.
I must also pay cell phone and health insurance bills, reduced rent on a home I dearly hope to return to, and to replace shoes, socks, etc.
I want to keep this totally above board. You should also know that I have, on rare occasion, gone into a bar and had one to several beers---as well as plenty of discussion---with some of the locals. If you frown on this potentiality, you may not wish to contribute.
I may express views that you do not agree with, and there may be other factors I've not thought to mention here that would otherwise figure in to your thoughts concerning a contribution. If you choose to contribute, realize kind benefactor, that you are giving funds freely over to my purpose. Please understand that I must say the following on both our behalf. I will not be obligated to use your contribution in any way other than I see fit to support the project, nor will it obligate me to express or repress any particular views.
Incidentally, I feel quite strongly that, should you contribute, you will not be paying to send me on some kind of vacation. Simply put, this is very hard. I consider it to be my life's work thus far, and my brand of contribution to my kind. I am not doing it for pleasure, and if I did not think it was important I wouldn't be doing it at all. I can easily picture a much better vacation than being bound to walking the busiest highways, often perceived as one deranged, most of the time eating cold food and having no idea where you'll be sleeping after the sun goes down while, through it all, attempting to establish some highly unfamiliar concepts as legitimate issues to your peers---day after day after day for a year or so.
You should also know that small portions of anything you contribute will ultimately end up going to PayPal for facilitating the secure contribution process. The rates are as follows:
A maximum of 2.9% + $0.30 of your contribution will be collected by PayPal.
Should you choose to help me through the avenue provided here, thank you very, very much. I am very grateful and I do feel a sense of honor, and reverence that shall guide my use of your contribution.
Go with care.
-your fellow human