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If you find the somewhat insane and possibly inane ramblings on this blog useful or entertaining, and want to encourage this sort of caffeine and whiskey-fueled behavior to continue, consider making a small donation to the cause using PayPal.  The price of a cup of coffee goes a long way in the minimalist household.*  Clicking the donate button will take you to a secure PayPal page.

Donate Button with Credit Cards*The cause, in this case, is to escape the ridiculous and humdrum existence that is mid-level academia and dive full-time into the realm of pre-industrial craftsmanship in the modern world.  Please, do not feel obligated in any way by this option.  Friendly and supportive comments are just as welcome as any other donation.
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6 Responses to Donate

  1. chris englund says:

    I enjoy your website . A fine German website on sheepwagons – Schaeferwagen.de

      • chris englund says:

        Hi George – I was pleasantly surprised to see your entry on Wm. Sidney Mount . His painting Eel Spearing in Setauket is probably a fairly close image of the boat Henry Thoreau and brother built for the 2 weeks on Concord and Merrimack Rivers . Mount’s sympathetic portraits of Afro-Americans are in sharp contrast to contemporary lampoon images of others . Mount’s paintings can be seen at the Stony Brook Museum on Long Island which also has a great collection of antique horse drawn wagons including a Conestoga and gypsy caravan . I’ve given classes here in Stuart Florida to inner city elementary school students in making cigar box guitars and diddly bows , they were a big hit . Thanks for your articles ! Chris Englund

      • Thanks. I appreciate the great comment. Keep up the good work with the teaching as well!

  2. Vince Vogt says:

    Thanks for the time and effort of your blog, posting pics, vardo build stages, and answering questions.
    Made a small donation!
    Vince

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