We've heard from Weatherdude that he will have to pay steep tuition to keep up his studies. You all know that he's a great writer. He writes lots of weather diaries, and some other diaries that are also interesting to read. He's studying political science, a field not well known for graduates finding work that makes it easy to pay off student loans, and gets out in three semesters.
As gratitude for a job well done over the years, I proposed a fundraising diary to raise some money, and he accepted.
If we raise $15,000 to $17,000, Weatherdude will not have to go deeper into debt to finish his education. That is pie-in-the-sky, I know. If we raise less, well, everything helps -- he'd be happy with "less than a fraction of that". Again, please note that he is studying political science, and to add another Kosmopolitan to fight on our side during the political battles is almost beyond price.
I have to move to a cheaper apartment in a less convenient neighborhood next month so that my income meets my expenses, but even so I found $10 to give. Most of you can probably find something to give as well.
If you appreciate his work and would like to help him get through school, please send Weatherdude a gift showing your gratitude in monetary form. His PayPal address is email@example.com
UPDATE: Rec list!
UPDATE: Just a reminder that even $6,000 would pay a lot of tuition and Weatherdude has said that a fraction of the $16,000 would be great.
For most of us, even $6,000 is a whole lot of money. But please remember that it's not a lot for the Heritage Foundation, who recruits wingnuts out of college. It's not even a lot for many of the parents of the liberal folks who are working unpaid internships on our side of the aisle in hopes of becoming the bankster-friendly "liberal" on CNN some decade. For us, we should do what we can.
UPDATE:We raised $508.67 as of 9:32 AM PDT (12:32 PM EDT)!!!