I’ve received several emails this week asking about a "Tip Jar.": I’ve never bothered with that — I am fortunate enough to earn a nice living (Damn AMT!); I find it unseemly to ask for cash for something I would be doing anyway.
However, if you feel like you learned a thing or two here, or otherwise got something out of the effort, and you would like to do something nice in the holiday spirit, here are a few choices:
• I support Americares — they are known as the most efficient relief charity in the U.S., and are Non-denominational also. They did a lot of good work post-Katrina
Tell them The Big Picture sent you:
88 Hamilton Avenue
Stamford, CT USA 06902
• Buy something nice for yourself through any of the Amazon links on the site. (I suggest either the Capresso 455 Thermos/Burr Grinder Combination or a TiVo Series2 80-Hour DVR) A
referral fee goes to my account, which is then used to buy Books/CDs/DVDs,
which then get reviewed here, and the virtuous cycle continues.
• Lastly, there’s always the the wish list — it doesn’t need to need to be extravagant, used CDs and such are fine. I appreciate some of the thoughtful suggestions I never would have come across on my own (Merry Christmas!)
Thanks for the many kind wishes and emails — Happy Holidays!
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