Pulling The Puzzles Apart

I was just guessing at numbers and figures
Pulling the puzzles apart
Questions of science, science and progress
Do not speak as loud as my heart...
Mon, Jul 27th, 2015 -- 08:17 am
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Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways to Give:

[tumblr.com profile] eimearkuopio's friend Kia died suddenly and unexpectedly recently, and her wife is now trying to raise two children alone, with no life insurance to help with funeral expenses. You can read more and help out here and also read Eimear's post about Kia and Sabrina here.

[personal profile] maschalismos was recently diagnosed with lupus and fibromyalgia, and is struggling to cover medical bills for her diagnosis and for ongoing attempts at treatment. You can read more and help out with her medical bills here.

editrx has been struggling a lot lately, and is now facing huge water bills, plus a lien on her house for a property tax bill that has gone past due. She needs to raise $6K to keep her head above water. You can read more about her situation here and help her keep her home here; she also has jewelry for sale on Etsy and her bookshop, Star Cat Books, sells through abebooks here.

taragreen89's sister Uma has been accepted into the Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training program in San Francisco, but because it's not considered a "college" there's no federal financial aid available. She's raising money for tuition and also for housing in the Bay Area. You can read more and help out here and check out updates here.

Anon linked to a fundraiser to restore a historical printing workshop in Graz, Austria. They are having a hard time finding money locally for repairs and machine maintenance. You can read more and support the project at their indigogo here.

[tumblr.com profile] mr-chatterboxs-column linked to their local circus and aerial arts studio, which is rundraising to support their transfer out of a warehouse garage and into a larger work space. The studio works with a lot of underserved New Mexico small communities, particularly women in an actively feminist and queer-friendly environment. All donations are being matched right now; you can read more here and support the fundraiser here.

Help For Free:

[personal profile] via_ostiense is volunteering for the CARA Pro Bono Project, which provides free legal services to refugee moms and kids in immigration family prison in Dilley, Texas. She is looking for Spanish-speakers and indigenous language speakers (Mam, K'iche, and Q'anjob'al) to do phone translation for their meetings. You can read more about the project here and reach her via PM at Dreamwidth to get more info and sign up to volunteer.

Housing:

[personal profile] fiercynn is moving to NYC for grad school this fall and is looking for housing and fannish roommates in Manhattan. She is a 26yo Indian-American queer cis woman with no pets looking for nonsmoking housing, preferably under $1100/month. You can read more and get in touch here, or contact her at fiercynn at gmail.com.

Anon is immigrating to Dublin this September and is looking for help and/or advice finding housing and a job. She is a single woman, muslim, quiet, non-smoker, allergic to cats and fannish; she's looking to rent a one-bedroom or share an apartment up to EUR1000/mo. She has graduate degrees in the social sciences and experience working with international non-profits. You can contact her to offer advice or help her find a place/job at go_fish44 at yahoo.com.

And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form or via email at copperbadge at gmail dot com. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!).

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Mon, Jul 20th, 2015 -- 07:25 am
Today's Specials:

Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways to Give:

Anon linked to a fundraiser for [tumblr.com profile] thingswithwings, who has run into unexpected financial issues and needs help with car repairs, food, and rent in order to escape an abusive situation. You can read more about her situation and find her paypal address here.

[tumblr.com profile] eimearkuopio's friend Kia died suddenly and unexpectedly recently, and her wife is now trying to raise two children alone, with no life insurance to help with funeral expenses. You can read more and help out here and also read Eimear's post about Kia and Sabrina here.

[personal profile] maschalismos was recently diagnosed with lupus and fibromyalgia, and is struggling to cover medical bills for her diagnosis and for ongoing attempts at treatment. You can read more and help out with her medical bills here.

editrx has been struggling a lot lately, and is now facing huge water bills, plus a lien on her house for a property tax bill that has gone past due. She needs to raise $6K to keep her head above water. You can read more about her situation here and help her keep her home here; she also has jewelry for sale on Etsy and her bookshop, Star Cat Books, sells through abebooks here.

taragreen89's sister Uma has been accepted into the Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training program in San Francisco, but because it's not considered a "college" there's no federal financial aid available. She's raising money for tuition and also for housing in the Bay Area. You can read more and help out here and check out updates here.

Housing:

[personal profile] fiercynn is moving to NYC for grad school this fall and is looking for housing and fannish roommates in Manhattan. She is a 26yo Indian-American queer cis woman with no pets looking for nonsmoking housing, preferably under $1100/month. You can read more and get in touch here, or contact her at fiercynn at gmail.com.

And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form or via email at copperbadge at gmail dot com. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!).

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Mon, Jul 13th, 2015 -- 07:36 am
Today's Specials:

Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways to Give:

[tumblr.com profile] lisslynae linked to [tumblr.com profile] fandom4rainne, which is raising money for Rainne Cassidy, whose mother has recently been diagnosed with stage four colon cancer and is struggling to cover medical bills and additional expenses. You can read more here, donate here, and follow all the fundraising activity here.

[tumblr.com profile] eimearkuopio's friend Kia died suddenly and unexpectedly recently, and her wife is now trying to raise two children alone, with no life insurance to help with funeral expenses. You can read more and help out here and also read Eimear's post about Kia and Sabrina here.

[personal profile] maschalismos was recently diagnosed with lupus and fibromyalgia, and is struggling to cover medical bills for her diagnosis and for ongoing attempts at treatment. You can read more and help out with her medical bills here.

editrx has been struggling a lot lately, and is now facing huge water bills, plus a lien on her house for a property tax bill that has gone past due. She needs to raise $6K to keep her head above water. You can read more about her situation here and help her keep her home here; she also has jewelry for sale on Etsy and her bookshop, Star Cat Books, sells through abebooks here.

[tumblr.com profile] ngaio_w linked to [tumblr.com profile] donotchoosesidesyet, who has written a novel that they're promoting. The novel is helping to fund their last semester at college, as they've been refused financial aid, so they need funding help to graduate. You can read more and find links to purchase the book here.

taragreen89's sister Uma has been accepted into the Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training program in San Francisco, but because it's not considered a "college" there's no federal financial aid available. She's raising money for tuition and also for housing in the Bay Area. You can read more and help out here and check out updates here.

[personal profile] aunty_marion supports Pennies Per Hour Of Pleasure, who raise money for Medecins Sans Frontieres by offering free knitting patterns and asking for knitters who download them to give donations. She's offering knitted Cranford mitts in a p/hop raffle and also for guessing how long it will take her to knit them. You can read more about the project and find links to enter here or read more about p/hop here.

Housing:

[personal profile] fiercynn is moving to NYC for grad school this fall and is looking for housing and fannish roommates in Manhattan. She is a 26yo Indian-American queer cis woman with no pets looking for nonsmoking housing, preferably under $1100/month. You can read more and get in touch here, or contact her at fiercynn at gmail.com.

And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form or via email at copperbadge at gmail dot com. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!).

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Mon, Jul 6th, 2015 -- 07:13 am
Today's Specials:

Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways to Give:

[tumblr.com profile] impermanent-chord has a fundraiser up to help herself and her sister pay for medications, medical insurance, and rent; they've had unexpected injuries and procedures they've had to fund at a time when their income is very short. You can read more and help them out here.

killabeez linked to a fundraiser for denyce, who has unexpectedly lost her brother and needs to come up with money for a plane flight and a funeral, since she's next of kin, plus she's facing various other hardships. You can read more here, but it's a LOT to read, so if you'd like to support them but can't deal with scrolling for the site, the fundraiser is here.

[tumblr.com profile] jabberwockypie's car suffered a blowout with a bent rim, and she needs to buy both a new wheel and a new tire. The car is her family's only transortation, and it's going to cost at least $230 to fix. The family is accepting paypal donations for repairs and a new tire at sam.says.bazinga at gmail.com.

[tumblr.com profile] megsamforever's friend is raising money to purchase a small house to turn into a dressmaking studio and to prevent having to move back into an emotionally abusive home. She's hoping to be able to put her former rent money towards providing free services to trans and nonbinary customers, as well. You can read more and support the House Of Fifties Frocks here, including some awesome clothing perks!

[tumblr.com profile] eimearkuopio's friend Kia died suddenly and unexpectedly recently, and her wife is now trying to raise two children alone, with no life insurance to help with funeral expenses. You can read more and help out here and also read Eimear's post about Kia and Sabrina here.

[personal profile] maschalismos was recently diagnosed with lupus and fibromyalgia, and is struggling to cover medical bills for her diagnosis and for ongoing attempts at treatment. You can read more and help out with her medical bills here.

editrx has been struggling a lot lately, and is now facing huge water bills, plus a lien on her house for a property tax bill that has gone past due. She needs to raise $6K to keep her head above water. You can read more about her situation here and help her keep her home here; she also has jewelry for sale on Etsy and her bookshop, Star Cat Books, sells through abebooks here.</b>

taragreen89's sister Uma has been accepted into the Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training program in San Francisco, but because it's not considered a "college" there's no federal financial aid available. She's raising money for tuition and also for housing in the Bay Area. You can read more and help out here and check out updates here.

News To Know:

caffeinekitty found out this week that someone has been selling fanfic they didn't write as Amazon ebooks. They have a post up about it here and while all the titles have apparently been removed, it's something people may want to investigate or keep an eye on.

Housing:

[personal profile] fiercynn is moving to NYC for grad school this fall and is looking for housing and fannish roommates in Manhattan. She is a 26yo Indian-American queer cis woman with no pets looking for nonsmoking housing, preferably under $1100/month. You can read more and get in touch here, or contact her at fiercynn at gmail.com.

And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form or via email at copperbadge at gmail dot com. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!).

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Mon, Jun 29th, 2015 -- 08:01 am
Today's Specials:

Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Before we begin, Ms. G wanted to give everyone an update -- she submitted a survey one of her students was working on as a research project, and wanted to thank everyone for their participation:

"When I checked her stats by the end of that first Monday, she had over 150 respondents, and when I caught her in the hall during class change and told her to check her Google form on her phone, she burst into tears. In her previous mentoring meeting with me, she'd talked about how hard it was to find people willing to take a lengthy survey and answer honestly, and she was worried about meeting the requirements of the project. Thanks to your signal boost, she had more than 300 usable responses by the end of the week. While many of her classmates were panicking and desperately trying to find *any* sort of data to use, she had her collection done nearly a month in advance of her deadline, which meant she had more time for thoughtful analysis in her paper and presentation."

Thanks for helping out, everyone!

Ways to Give:

[tumblr.com profile] eimearkuopio's friend Kia died suddenly and unexpectedly this past week, and her wife is now trying to raise two children alone, with no life insurance to help with funeral expenses. You can read more and help out here and also read Eimear's post about Kia and Sabrina here.

HawkeyeState linked to a fundraiser for a family who desperately need repairs to their van; the mother is underemployed and the father has several health issues, and their daughter has Angelman Syndrome; they need a larger car to fit themselves and their assistive equipment. You can read more and help them out here.

Anon linked to a fundraiser for a family friend, who recently lost her oldest daughter, son-in-law, and two grandchildren in a suspected murder-suicide on Father's Day. They're taking donations to help with funeral costs and other expenses as they deal with this loss. You can read more and help out here.

[personal profile] rynia just moved to the Pacific Northwest; they're raising money to cover household bills while they search for work. While they've reached the goal, extra always helps; you can read more and find the link to the GoFundMe here.

Selkie linked to an article about an adoptive mother who is raffling off Grateful Dead reunion tickets to raise money to stay home and raise her children. You can read more and find a link to the fundraiser here.

[personal profile] maschalismos was recently diagnosed with lupus and fibromyalgia, and is struggling to cover medical bills for her diagnosis and for ongoing attempts at treatment. You can read more and help out with her medical bills here.

editrx has been struggling a lot lately, and is now facing huge water bills, plus a lien on her house for a property tax bill that has gone past due. She needs to raise $6K to keep her head above water. You can read more about her situation here and help her keep her home here; she also has jewelry for sale on Etsy and her bookshop, Star Cat Books, sells through abebooks here.</b>

v827 linked to a fundraiser for their friend Ware, who is raising money for his first semester of graduate school studying physical theater in Italy. You can read more and help out here, including what perks he's offering, and follow updates here.

taragreen89's sister Uma has been accepted into the Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training program in San Francisco, but because it's not considered a "college" there's no federal financial aid available. She's raising money for tuition and also for housing in the Bay Area. You can read more and help out here and check out updates here.

Help For Free:

Anon linked to information about a huge archive of handwritten records about newly freed slaves in the 1860s which is coming available; not only can you access the records for research purposes but (here's why it's Help For Free) you can volunteer to help digitize them. The news story is here and you can find out more and volunteer to help here.

News to Know:

[tumblr.com profile] shrewreader linked to a helpful and informative post with a series of writers discussing how to get federal financial aid for college in the US if you are LGBTQ+ and have been put out of your home by your parents (or if they otherwise refuse to help you finance your college studies). You can read more here.

[tumblr.com profile] magdalynia is having top surgery and has several high-coverage sports bras from Champion in XL size that they've been using as a binding aid which they soon won't need anymore. They're offering to other trans/gendervariant people in need for the cost of shipping; you can contact them via their tumblr inbox if you're interested.

[tumblr.com profile] heidi8 has a post up about some interesting panels happening at San Diego Comic Con this year, including ones she'll be participating about fandom, storytelling, and the law; she's also got info about various fannish events. You can read more here.

Housing

[personal profile] in_the_bottle's current housemate is moving out and she's looking for a new roommate to take over a double room in West London (W6) less than ten minutes from the Hammersmith tube station. They're looking for professional, non-partying, non-smoker preferred, £825/mo inclusive, with a once-weekly cleaner. You can read more and contact the landlord here or get in touch with the residents directly through private message to [personal profile] in_the_bottle or email to bottlefeed@gmail.com .

And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form or via email at copperbadge at gmail dot com. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!).

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Mon, Jun 22nd, 2015 -- 08:10 am
Today's Specials:

Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways to Give:

Last week the fundraiser for Sam, who needs to have a double masectomy for cancer-related health reasons but whose identity as a trans person makes him ineligible for coverage, went a little awry when the fundraising page failed on us, so I'm relinking this week; Sam also says thanks to everyone who wants to help. You can read more and help Sam out here.

[personal profile] maschalismos was recently diagnosed with lupus and fibromyalgia, and is struggling to cover medical bills for her diagnosis and for ongoing attempts at treatment. You can read more and help out with her medical bills here.

editrx has been struggling a lot lately, and is now facing huge water bills, plus a lien on her house for a property tax bill that has gone past due. She needs to raise $6K to keep her head above water. You can read more about her situation here and help her keep her home here; she also has jewelry for sale on Etsy and her bookshop, Star Cat Books, sells through abebooks here.</b>

ljgeoff has been accepted into nursing school! She is raising funds to help cover the cost of books, scrubs, and other supplemental supplies; she has some aid but most of it won't kick in until next semester. You can read more and give to the fundraiser here.

the_rainbow_jen linked to a fundraiser for [tumblr.com profile] shadowsofthemind, whose cat has been shot in what seems to be a deliberate attempt to kill it. They're raising $3K for vet bills; you can read more about the shooting here and donate to the fundraiser here.


News to Know:

digitalwave has a new post up about wish_list, a year round fan support site, and dusty_corners, a place where you can sell secondhand goods, handcrafts, and fannish stuff as a way of decluttering or raising funds. You can read more about these comms here.

Socialmediaforfandom is interested in finding a better solution for fannish communication, specifically fannish conversation, than those currently on offer (LJ/DW, Tumblr, AO3). They're looking for other people interested in developing a new communication platform; if you're interested you can get in touch by emailing socialmediaforfandom at gmail.com.


Housing

[personal profile] fiercynn is moving to NYC for grad school this fall and is looking for housing and fannish roommates in Manhattan. She is a 26yo Indian-American queer cis woman with no pets looking for nonsmoking housing, preferably under $1100/month. You can read more and get in touch here, or contact her at fiercynn at gmail.com.

[personal profile] seascribe and [personal profile] unfinishedidea are looking for a third fannish and queer-friendly roommate to join a 3.5bd/1ba apartment between Davis and Teele Squares in Somerville, MA. 700$/person + utilities (hot water is included), half mile walk to Davis, with bus stops at the top and bottom of the street. You can read more and get in touch here.


And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form or via email at copperbadge at gmail dot com. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!).

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Sun, Jun 21st, 2015 -- 11:51 am
Today's Specials:

I know, I've been terribly absent lately. If it's any consolation I haven't been doing much of interest. :D

Here, have some fanfic to make up for it!

Title: Longform
Rating: PG-13 (Violence)
Summary: The Fugitive's History: A Search For A Man Out Of Time. (How I Found Bucky Barnes And Barely Lived To Tell About It.)
Notes: This is a sequel to Exclusive, which was written as a piece of longform journalism about the Avengers, pre-CA2 but set in a slightly alternate universe where the Avengers have moved into Stark Tower. Longform is set after CA2, pre-Age Of Ultron, and while it acknowledges the events of CA2, it uses the same general continuity as Exclusive.
Warnings: Mild violence; mentions and portrayal of PTSD. What you'd generally expect from a story with a barely-recovering Bucky at its core.

Also, there's no twist at the end of this one, guys, sorry. I couldn't top the twist at the end of the last story. :D

Here at AO3 | Here at Dreamwidth

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Mon, Jun 15th, 2015 -- 08:01 am
Today's Specials:

Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways to Give:

praxedes_osaka's roommate, rorekgwolfe, has recently been hospitalized for pneumonia, and has no health insurance. They've set up a YouCaring fundraiser to cover expenses, which they don't know the extent of yet, including living expenses for lost wages. You can read more and help out here.

[personal profile] maschalismos was recently diagnosed with lupus and fibromyalgia, and is struggling to cover medical bills for her diagnosis and for ongoing attempts at treatment. You can read more and help out with her medical bills here.

[personal profile] dallas_stars_devotee is raising money to help pay medical bills after a nasty encounter with a kidney stone, and for car repairs so she can get to work. You can read more and help out here.

Anon linked to a fundraiser for Charlie, a non-binary person suffering serious health issues from chest binding, who is fundraising for a double-masectomy. They need a little over AU$1K to afford the surgery; you can read more and help out here.

editrx has been struggling a lot lately, and is now facing huge water bills, plus a lien on her house for a property tax bill that has gone past due. She needs to raise $6K to keep her head above water. You can read more about her situation here and help her keep her home here; she also has jewelry for sale on Etsy and her bookshop, Star Cat Books, sells through abebooks here.</b>

[tumblr.com profile] perceptions3key and her fellow USC film students are creating a filmmaking camp for Native American children at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, and are raising $7K to run it. They're asking people to signal boost a fundraising post here, and you can read more and help out here.


Help For Free:

[tumblr.com profile] ihatethefall is running a survey about diverse representation in YA fiction, and hoping to use the results to create a site dedicated to promoting fiction by and about people with diverse identities. You can read more and find a link to the survey at their Tumblr here.


Housing:

lokifan has to move out of their current housing, and is looking for a flatmate. She is a nonsmoking, geeky bi mid-20s woman looking for a room in London (zone 2-4) with a July move-in date, for between GBP400-550, with a little wiggle room if the right place presented itself. You can read more and get in touch here.


And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form or via email at copperbadge at gmail dot com. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!).

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Mon, Jun 8th, 2015 -- 07:44 am
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Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Before we start, [personal profile] justice_turtle wanted to express their thanks to RFM regular readers and donors for the help offered in the last few years, with money, advice, and couch-surfing opportunities. They're on their feet and in their own place now. Thanks everyone :)

Ways to Give:

sherylyn linked to a fundraiser for Sam, who needs to have a double masectomy for cancer-related health reasons but whose identity as a trans person makes him ineligible for coverage. You can read more and help Sam out here.

stress_kitten linked to a fundraiser for a friend who is engaged in a custody battle for her daughter, and needs help with legal fees to get her daughter away from a harmful environment. You can read more and help her out here; warnings for discussion of child sexual abuse at the site.

[personal profile] boywonder needs to move their family to Virginia to attend law school -- they've been accepted and enrolled on a full tuition scholarship, but they need funds for moving from Arizona to Virginia and all its attendant expenses. You can read more and help them get moved here.

[personal profile] maschalismos was recently diagnosed with lupus and fibromyalgia, and is struggling to cover medical bills for her diagnosis and for ongoing attempts at treatment. You can read more and help out with her medical bills here.

editrx has been struggling a lot lately, and is now facing huge water bills, plus a lien on her house for a property tax bill that has gone past due. She needs to raise $6K to keep her head above water. You can read more about her situation here and help her keep her home here; she also has jewelry for sale on Etsy and her bookshop, Star Cat Books, sells through abebooks here.</b>

[tumblr.com profile] fiora-miriel linked to an appeal from the Jane Austen's House Museum, which is raising funds to buy a letter from Jane Austen's sister, regarding her death. You can read more about the letter and support the campaign here.

Anon linked to a fundraiser for Tonto the cat, who was hit by a car last week and is now recovering. They're raising funds for vet visits and medication to help Tonto get back on his feet, literally. You can read more and help Tonto out here.

News to Know:

[tumblr.com profile] ivylaughed wanted to let people know that Ohio is no longer asking about criminal convictions on their job applications, but all jobs include a background check. If you have a criminal record in any state, it's good to know what your rights are in regards to hiring. You can read more about the change in policy here.

And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form or via email at copperbadge at gmail dot com. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!).

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Mon, Jun 1st, 2015 -- 07:39 am
Today's Specials:

Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways to Give:

[tumblr.com profile] thewightknight linked to a fundraiser for a friend who is being forced to move her home, business, and animal rescue operation because of debt on a predatory bank loan. she's offering various artworks and perks in return for donations; you can read more and help her out here.

[personal profile] soc_puppet is attending a funeral in Texas, eighteen hours from where she lives, and is raising funds to help cover costs. She's selling amigurumi patterns and dolls on her Etsy site to bolster her funds for the trip.

[tumblr.com profile] thearrowavenger is working towards becoming a translator/interpreter in French and Russian, and is trying to study abroad to improve her French. She has an Indiegogo up to raise funds for her studies; she's offering perks like monthly postcards and letters from her travels, and you can read more and help her get to France here.

[personal profile] maschalismos was recently diagnosed with lupus and fibromyalgia, and is struggling to cover medical bills for her diagnosis and for ongoing attempts at treatment. You can read more and help out with her medical bills here.

editrx has been struggling a lot lately, and is now facing huge water bills, plus a lien on her house for a property tax bill that has gone past due. She needs to raise $6K to keep her head above water. You can read more about her situation here and help her keep her home here; she also has jewelry for sale on Etsy and her bookshop, Star Cat Books, sells through abebooks here.</b>


Housing:

off_coloratura is looking for a third roommate in a Rogers Park apartment in Chicago. $750/mo plus utilities (usually between $50-$100); a private room with shared bath, in-unit laundry, and two cats, close to the red line and grocery. You can view pictures and get more information here.

And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form or via email at copperbadge at gmail dot com. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!).

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Tue, May 26th, 2015 -- 06:50 am
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Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Tuesday! Thanks for being patient with me for a day while I got my act together. :D

Ways to Give:

Anon linked to a fundraiser for the Spencers, who are trying to keep a roof over their head after one family member lost a job due to racial targeting, a declined application for food stamps, and now a move they're finding difficult to afford. They're raising funds to avoid homelessness and provide some stability for their kids; you can read more and help them out here.

[personal profile] waywren linked to a fundraiser for Laura, whose daughter Lilith was born very premature. Lilith is home now after months at the hospital, but her health problems and treatment expenses are high, and Laura is dealing with postpartum depression, which is also expensive. They're raising funds for Laura's first month of treatment, and you can read more and help out here.

[profile] piperki linked to a fundraiser for Ella, who needs an urgent thyroid operation but is unable to get insurance funding for the procedure. They've reached their initial goal but of course post-surgical treatment and other issues can always crop up; you can read more and add your support here.

[personal profile] maschalismos was recently diagnosed with lupus and fibromyalgia, and is struggling to cover medical bills for her diagnosis and for ongoing attempts at treatment. You can read more and help out with her medical bills here.

editrx has been struggling a lot lately, and is now facing huge water bills, plus a lien on her house for a property tax bill that has gone past due. She needs to raise $6K to keep her head above water. You can read more about her situation here and help her keep her home here; she also has jewelry for sale on Etsy and her bookshop, Star Cat Books, sells through abebooks here.</b>

[tumblr.com profile] bifrostedcharms linked to a fundraiser to help Kassie cover vet bills for her hedgehog Bella, who died recently after a long veterinary treatment. You can see some cute picture of Bella and help out here.

Housing:

off_coloratura is looking for a third roommate in a Rogers Park apartment in Chicago. $750/mo plus utilities (usually between $50-$100); a private room with shared bath, in-unit laundry, and two cats, close to the red line and grocery. You can view pictures and get more information here.

And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form or via email at copperbadge at gmail dot com. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!).

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Mon, May 25th, 2015 -- 09:23 am
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Oof. Uh, due to Memorial Day and my faulty memory, no Radio Free Monday today -- I'll post it tomorrow as if it were Monday, when more people will probably be online anyway :D Thanks all!

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Mon, May 18th, 2015 -- 08:05 am
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Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways to Give:

[tumblr.com profile] docabbott's roommate's father-in-law is dying of cancer, and they're raising money to travel from Minnesota to Ohio to visit him before he passes. You can read more and help them get to see him here.

maygra is raising money in the form of small loans to help cover several surprise bills, and is willing to repay with interest if people are willing to help. You can read more about her needs and help her out here.

[personal profile] maschalismos was recently diagnosed with lupus and fibromyalgia, and is struggling to cover medical bills for her diagnosis and for ongoing attempts at treatment. You can read more and help out with her medical bills here.

[tumblr.com profile] thewholestreet is looking for a fresh start away from their current environment, where they're dealing with depression and loss. They're raising funds to travel out-of-country to job interviews with the hopes of landing a permanent position. You can read more and support their work here.

editrx has been struggling a lot lately, and is now facing huge water bills, plus a lien on her house for a property tax bill that has gone past due. She needs to raise $6K to keep her head above water. You can read more about her situation here and help her keep her home here; she also has jewelry for sale on Etsy and her bookshop, Star Cat Books, sells through abebooks here.</b>

[tumblr.com profile] theautumnroad is raising funds for vet treatments for her cats, and is offering stories, critique, art, and other services in return for donations. You can read more and help out here.

Help For Free:

[personal profile] pocketmouse is going to England for a short-term study abroad program in June and July, and is looking to surf some fandom couches to save housing money for four nights in June and five in July. You can read more and get in touch here.

[tumblr.com profile] attractivegkry's cousin Michael has been missing since 2003, but the family believes they have a lead via Facebook that he may be living in the San Diego area. They're asking people to keep an eye out for him and, if they see him, to contact local authorities so that they can get in touch. You can read more about the search for him here and check out his missing persons flyer here.

Buy a ticket!

liviconnor has a ticket to this Wednesday's Night Vale Live show in Boston, but can't attend. She'd like to sell the ticket, at cost ($32.25) to a fan who'd like to attend. You can get in touch at sgabisouza at gmail.com if you're interested in attending.

Housing:

off_coloratura is looking for a third roommate in a Rogers Park apartment in Chicago. $750/mo plus utilities (usually between $50-$100); a private room with shared bath, in-unit laundry, and two cats, close to the red line and grocery. You can view pictures and get more information here.

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Mon, May 11th, 2015 -- 06:44 am
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Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways to Give:

[tumblr.com profile] rainne's mother has been diagnosed with cancer, and they are raising funds to help defray living expenses and cover treatment beyond what Medicare will cover. They're offering fic for donations over $10, but will take any amount; you can read more and find a donate button here.

[personal profile] maschalismos was recently diagnosed with lupus and fibromyalgia, and is struggling to cover medical bills for her diagnosis and for ongoing attempts at treatment. You can read more and help out with her medical bills here.

editrx has been struggling a lot lately, and is now facing huge water bills, plus a lien on her house for a property tax bill that has gone past due. She needs to raise $6K to keep her head above water. You can read more about her situation here and help her keep her home here; she also has jewelry for sale on Etsy and her bookshop, Star Cat Books, sells through abebooks here.

iamshadow linked to a fundraiser for Lee and Sandra, an elderly lesbian couple living in Australia who want to get married in New Zealand before Lee's impending death from COPD. They've met their initial $6K goal, but have extended the fundraising to help the couple have a reception and a short honeymoon. You can read more and support their marriage here.

Lex is raising money to pay for volunteer work this summer banding birds; they're raising about $100 via Etsy sales of hedgehog pincushions and crocheted blankets. You can shop their Etsy here, and they're offering 40% off orders of $10 or more with the coupon code CAFE40.

[tumblr.com profile] ivylaughed linked to Rebecca's Gift, a new charity that is raising money for families who have experienced the death of a child; funds give the families a usually much-needed vacation in order to step away from their grief and take time to deal with the loss. You can read more and support the charity here.

[tumblr.com profile] songspinner9's daughter's school, MCP (a middle and high school for students with learning differences) is fundraising to expand services to students, including financial aid. MCP is designed to give kids the accommodation and tutoring they need in the way they need it, which understandably is not cheap. You can read more and support the school's fundraiser here.


Housing:

seascribe is moving to Boston for her first job, and is looking for a place to live. She's a mid-20s cis woman looking for fannish and queer friendly housing with rent <1050 starting in September, convenient to work in Dorchester, with reliable parking, cat friendly and ideally dog friendly. You can read more and get in touch here; she's also looking to rehome a basset labrador dog just in case she can't find housing that will take him, and you can read more about that here.

[tumblr.com profile] thephoenix04 is looking for information on Portland, Oregon as a possible place to move later this summer. She's looking mostly for good places for a single woman to live and work, anywhere to avoid, and info on public transit. She can be reached at her tumblr or at thephoenix04.

off_coloratura is looking for a third roommate in a Rogers Park apartment in Chicago. $750/mo plus utilities (usually between $50-$100); a private room with shared bath, in-unit laundry, and two cats, close to the red line and grocery. You can view pictures and get more information here.

And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form or via email at copperbadge at gmail dot com. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!).

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Tue, May 5th, 2015 -- 08:09 am
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I got the results back this morning from the million and one vials of blood my doctor drew last week – all standard, he’s not worried, just checking my baselines post-surgery – and it turns out I have very slightly low iron and not so slightly elevated copper. Which are fortunately both easy to fix with some red meat, probably, so that’s fine.

But I’ve never had elevated copper before, so I googled it and the first result I clicked says:

Symptoms of High (Excess) Copper

  • Feelings of doom

Which is a) really funny and b) not entirely inaccurate for me in the past few weeks.

The world is ending, guys, and I need like four hamburgers right now.

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Mon, May 4th, 2015 -- 08:01 am
Today's Specials:

Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways to Give:

[personal profile] feng_shui_house linked to a family member who is dealing with several medical issues including Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. There is a new stem cell treatment available at the San Francisco Stem Cell Centre, which she needs before the deterioration in her corneas becomes irreversible, and she also needs to get to the Boston Foundation for Sight. You can read more about her condition and help raise funds to get her treatment here.

[tumblr.com profile] perforatedsanity became paraplegic last year after being diagnosed with a systemic MRSA infection. She has only recently returned home after being in treatment since August. The cost for her monthly meds, respite care and many other things are already stretching the budget; basic needs like bed pads, extra bedding, and proper curtains are out of reach. You can read more and help by sending things from an amazon wishlist here.

Ysabet's friend Don is having to undergo cataract surgery; he is partially blind and disabled due to MS, and the surgery is a necessity for him to keep his sight. He and his wife are in rough financial shape and will owe about $800 on the surgery when it's completed. If you'd like to help him fund the last of the surgery, they are taking donations at his paypal address at dondadruid at aol.com.

[personal profile] maschalismos was recently diagnosed with lupus and fibromyalgia, and is struggling to cover medical bills for her diagnosis and for ongoing attempts at treatment. You can read more and help out with her medical bills here.

editrx has been struggling a lot lately, and is now facing huge water bills, plus a lien on her house for a property tax bill that has gone past due. She needs to raise $6K to keep her head above water. You can read more about her situation here and help her keep her home here; she also has jewelry for sale on Etsy and her bookshop, Star Cat Books, sells through abebooks here.</b>

[personal profile] soc_puppet and [personal profile] notalwaysweak both linked to fandomaid, which is currently running fundraisers to help the recent earthquake in Nepal. You can read more and help give here.

[personal profile] venturous is looking for a forever home for two cats, Keegan and Chaucer. They are indoor cats, ten years old, sweet and healthy; you can contact them at their dreamwidth or at venturous1 for more information.

Fannish News:

[personal profile] brainwane linked to WisCon, a feminist scifi convention, which is planning a vid party and seeking premieres. "We welcome all fanvids in all genres and from all traditions of fannish video production, so long as they have some connection to WisCon's focus on feminism and science fiction." You don't have to be attending WisCon to submit, and newbies are welcome. The deadline is Friday, May 8, 2015, and you can read more about their call here.

Housing:

[personal profile] ivoryandhorn is starting graduate study at UNC Chapel Hill this fall, and is looking for housing near campus or a short commute away. She is quiet, fannish, non-smoker, no pets, and will need parking. She's also looking for advice on areas to avoid when house hunting. You can read more and get in touch here.

off_coloratura is looking for a third roommate in a Rogers Park apartment in Chicago. $750/mo plus utilities (usually between $50-$100); a private room with shared bath, in-unit laundry, and two cats, close to the red line and grocery. You can view pictures and get more information here.

And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form or via email at copperbadge at gmail dot com. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!).

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Mon, Apr 27th, 2015 -- 07:39 am
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Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways to Give:

Anon linked to a fundraiser for Devin, a trans man who is raising money for chest surgery that his insurance won't cover. You can read more and support Devin's surgery here. (Warnings for discussion of suicide in the post.)

[personal profile] maschalismos was recently diagnosed with lupus and fibromyalgia, and is struggling to cover medical bills for her diagnosis and for ongoing attempts at treatment. You can read more and help out with her medical bills here.

editrx has been struggling a lot lately, and is now facing hugely high water bills because of local polution, as well as a lien on her house for a property tax bill that has gone past due. She needs to raise $6K to keep her head above water. You can read more about her situation here and help her keep her home here.

[personal profile] mad_martha linked to Shelterbox, which is currently on the ground in Nepal, providing aid after the disastrous earthquake there on Saturday. Shelterbox provides temporary shelter, blankets, cooking and water purification supplies, and other necessities in the aftermath of a disaster (you can see a typical box here). You can read more about their work in Nepal and support the ongoing effort here.

Help For Free:

[tumblr.com profile] sabrinix has a survey up about how fandom slang changes over time, for a linguistics class she's taking. You can read more here and take the survey here.

[tumblr.com profile] fluorescentkeyboard linked to a survey about fandom community for a Media Systems & Texts class at MIT. You can read more and take the survey here.

Housing:

[tumblr.com profile] heyj0ni is looking for a roommate, preferably one identifying as female, for a late July/early August move to the east Los Angeles or Pasadena area. She is fannish, queer-friendly, and will be starting medical school (so no heavy partying :D). Non-smoking, no cats or dogs. You can contact her at kellyjypark at gmail.com for more information!

off_coloratura is looking for a third roommate in a Rogers Park apartment in Chicago. $750/mo plus utilities (usually between $50-$100); a private room with shared bath, in-unit laundry, and two cats, close to the red line and grocery. You can view pictures and get more information here.

And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form or via email at copperbadge at gmail dot com. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!).

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Mon, Apr 20th, 2015 -- 07:30 am
Today's Specials:

Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways to Give:

[personal profile] maschalismos was recently diagnosed with lupus and fibromyalgia, and is struggling to cover medical bills for her diagnosis and for ongoing attempts at treatment. You can read more and help out with her medical bills here.

editrx has been struggling a lot lately, and is now facing hugely high water bills because of local polution, as well as a lien on her house for a property tax bill that has gone past due. She needs to raise $6K to keep her head above water. You can read more about her situation here and help her keep her home here.

Anon linked to a pair of books her friend, GL Tysk, has written on Japanese culture and history: a collection of short stories and a novel. She has also launched a Kickstarter to fund the publication of a book about John Manjiro, the first Japanese person in America. Contributions to the kickstarter and purchases go to support a writer trying to live on writing!

Help For Free:

Anon is gathering data for a Statistics class, studying how well different groups of people can distinguish color hues. There's an interesting game involved, and you can read more and help with their study here.

bluealoe is a graduate student in Museum Studies who has an internship at the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle this summer. She's looking for advice about summer housing in Seattle, particularly in the Chinatown-International District or nearby areas, as well as advice about public transportation. You can share your thoughts at her post here or via email at bluealoe at gmail dot com.

Housing:

[personal profile] sahiya is relocating to NYC from SF for a new job and seeking a roommate in the NYC area (Brooklyn, Queens, or Jersey City) starting in June for her and her two friendly cats. She's especially interested in finding a roommate (or maybe two) with whom to go in on a place. Please contact her via PM or email at sahiya AT gmail DOT com for more info.

off_coloratura is looking for a third roommate in a Rogers Park apartment in Chicago. $750/mo plus utilities (usually between $50-$100); a private room with shared bath, in-unit laundry, and two cats, close to the red line and grocery. You can view pictures and get more information here.

And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form or via email at copperbadge at gmail dot com. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!).

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Sun, Apr 19th, 2015 -- 12:44 pm
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So, I went to the local Target superstore this morning, because I had things to buy and I like merchandise with blocky mod patterns on it, and I ended up being followed around the store by a couple I eventually took to calling Dr. And Mr. Indecisive.

They were standing outside the store when I got there, and seemed confused about how to enter the store, or possibly they were arguing about whether they should go to Target? They argued about a lot of stuff. But I dodged around them with an eyeroll and went inside, at which point they promptly followed me. As if somehow I had made it permissible to enter.

Dr. and Mr. Indecisive (at one point one of them said to the other "You're a PHD! Pick a soap!") were visibly unprepared to be shopping at Target, even on a quiet Sunday morning. They argued about everything from the price of grills while I browsed in the garden section to whether they needed ziplock sandwich bags while I was buying new tupperware. (I love new tupperware.) They trailed me from garden to electronics to groceries, until I began to wonder if it wasn't some kind of game. Like, they pick someone to follow around Target on Sundays, and that's how they decide what they're going to buy.

It actually seems like kind of a fun game, but it's creepy when dudes follow women around stores so it'd have to be like, single-gender shop-stalking only.

I hope they were entertained by my purchases. I wonder what they thought I was going to build with a bag of flour, a watering ball, and four small tupperware sauce cups.

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Mon, Apr 13th, 2015 -- 07:32 am
Today's Specials:

Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways to Give:

[personal profile] maschalismos was recently diagnosed with lupus and fibromyalgia, and is struggling to cover medical bills for her diagnosis and for ongoing attempts at treatment. You can read more and help out with her medical bills here.

editrx has been struggling a lot lately, and is now facing hugely high water bills because of local polution, as well as a lien on her house for a property tax bill that has gone past due. She needs to raise $6K to keep her head above water. You can read more about her situation here and help her keep her home here.

Maureen linked to a fundraiser for Peter Stachowiak, a pewter smith who recently broke down on the way to the Oklahoma Renaissance Faire. Costs to get to the faire, get the truck repaired, and get home have been very high; their gofundme is almost all the way to the $10K they need to recover, but hasn't quite made it yet. You can read more and donate here.

[tumblr.com profile] apfelstrudelz is a digital artist looking for emergency commissions and fundraising donations in order to replace a broken laptop. He's offering very reasonable commission rates and also has a donation box open; you can read more and commission or donate here.

Anon linked to Rainbow House, which is raising funds to build a Rainbow House in Kyrgyzstan, to provide support for the LGBT community there, which is facing restrictive anti-queer laws and a lot of violence. You can read more and support their efforts here.

[tumblr.com profile] thexturtle linked to a webseries called Vermin, which is currently funding for production. They have less than two weeks left and quite a ways to go to fund a show about puppet lab rats and their caretaker, played by Trace Beaulieu (Crow T. Robot from MST3K). You can read more and support the show here.

Help For Free:

[tumblr.com profile] shinigami04 is a 30 year old English and History student looking to travel abroad to the UK in June and July for about twelve weeks. She's looking for a workaway arrangement where she can work a few hours each day in exchange for room and board. Fandom-friendly hosts or just people with experience and tips can contact her at jing_2002 at gmx.de to learn more.

Anon linked to an awareness-raising "save our department" facebook page for the Library Science department and faculty at Kutztown University, the only university in PA to offer an undergraduate BSEd for library science. The school is trying to close the program and they're looking for help and support to keep it open. You can read more and find out how to support the department here.

Just For Fun:

[tumblr.com profile] a-menagerie-of-stories has recently started blogging about comics and writing fanfic for female-led Marvel and Image serieses, and is looking for prompts and prompt-giving resources for female-led comics fandom. You can read more and leave a prompt or a tip here.


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The line between actually very serious and actually very funny is actually very thin.
-- Anon

All over Hollywood, they are continually advising me 'Oh, you mustn't say that. That will get you in a lot of trouble' when I remark that some picture or writer or director or producer is no good. I don't get it. If he isn't any good, why can't you say so? If more people would mention it, pretty soon it might start having some effect.
-- Humphrey Bogart

"At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid."
-— Friedrich Nietzsche

Abby: Is that a guess, or do you actually know where I'm going with this?
Gibbs: What do you think?
Abby: Well, I don't know. That's why I ask you.
Gibbs: Why don't you just tell me?
Abby: So, you don't know!
Gibbs: I want to make sure you know.
Abby: Hmm.
Gibbs: Hmm.
Abby: We should play poker sometime.
Gibbs: Yeah we should!
-- NCIS 1.14, "The Good Samaritan"

I am as idle as idle can be: one of the causes you have hit on, viz irresolution, the other being made fully aware that my noddle is not capacious enough to retain or comprehend Mathematics. Beetle hunting & such things I grieve to say is my proper sphere.
-- Charles Darwin

The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.
-- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound Of The Baskervilles

Can I read books? Yes. Have I visited every star in the universe? No.
-- Stephen Fry

'I'm sure we can pull together, sir.'
Lord Vetinari raised his eyebrows. 'Oh, I do hope not, I really do hope not. Pulling together is the aim of despotism and tyranny. Free men pull in all kinds of directions.'
-- Terry Pratchett, The Truth

Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
-- HG Wells

If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home. You are like a pebble thrown into water; you become wet on the surface, but are never part of the water.
-- James Michener

It always seemed to me that those who claim to know that others are going to hell must already be very familiar with the way to get there.
--Mark Landers

I come in peace, I depart in gratitude.
-- Garrison Keillor

Information is the currency of democracy.
-- Thomas Jefferson

Up to the age of 40, I don't think there was a science-fiction book I hadn't read. I love them because they're a marvelous way — and a safe way, I might add — of saying nasty things about our own society.
-- Sydney Newman

You must believe in it and play it for real. If you don't do that how can you expect anyone else to?
-- Verity Lambert

You need more than a key to get into my ship. You need knowledge.
-- The Doctor

Maintaining integrity as a private detective is difficult; to preserve it for the hundred thousand words of a book would be impossible for me, as it has been for so many others. Nothing corrupts a man so deeply as writing a book; the myriad temptations are overpowering.
-- Rex Stout, The Mother Hunt

Chicago is not the most corrupt American city. It's the most theatrically corrupt.
-- Studs Terkel

I feel good when I am doing it and better than when I am not.
-- John Steinbeck, in response to the question "Why do you write?"

I dunno, this is a really hard job, I gotta come up with five opinions a week.
-- Cheers