Pledge drive for 2010, first request

H Marc Lewis marcl at
Fri Jan 22 10:50:26 PST 2010

Once each year I invite donations for the upkeep of,
which powers this mailing list, assorted Web sites and other services.
It's that time!


Contributions (in US dollars) can be made in two ways.  
The LESS-desirable method is to send your check to: 

    H M Lewis (
    PO Box 14755
    Spokane, WA 99214

The PREFERRED WAY is to use PayPal ( 
to make your donation directly to: marcl at 


That's the request.  Now, if you're still with me, I'll be a little bit
more verbose, and tell you why Carl and I would very much appreciate your

We had excellent service from the Web hosting service we started using in
2008, and expect to continue our hosting there for the foreseeable future.
It's nice that they are physically less than 10 miles from our homes, though
in fact we didn't need to visit their site once in 2009.  Their prices are
higher than we've paid elsewhere (this is our 5th different hosting shop in
15 years), but the service seems to justify the cost.

Both Carl and I had setbacks in the economic downturn, as did most of you,
I would assume.  Nevertheless, my promise to keep et all 
running no matter what still stands -- but we can sure use a little help.

Fortunately, Carl and I know that some of the folks for whom this mailing
list is an important part of daily life would like to show their
appreciation with a modest donation.  We encourage you to think about how
much time you spend each day following this list, or using micapeak's other
resources. If it seems worthwhile to you, then please consider donating

Carl and I will continue to operate the mailing lists, and
other Websites for the foreseeable future (we even have sections in our
wills to make sure the online stuff survives us).  There is no obligation
for you to donate anything, and you'll continue to get the email and 
Webpages we serve for free.  But we'd appreciate it if you'd help out...

Thanks in advance! 



Let's not make this a topic of discussion on the mailing list, OK?
Donate or don't, as it suits you, but we have neither the time nor
the energy to discuss the subject further than what you see above.
And we're sure your fellow subscribers would rather not have the list 
itself cluttered with more than this notice on the subject.

(BTW -- I'll post this message just once more in about two weeks).

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