What a day! Our fundraising drive is over and successful, and we want to offer deep gratitude to our readers. We reached our goal of $40,000 (including a matching grant of $10,000 from an anonymous friend) in just under a month. The response has been a great boon to us: it tells us that this site can become a lasting presence on the internet, and that we can begin to pound in the tent stakes, by giving ourselves a more professional look and bringing on an assistant in weeks and months to come.
This fund-drive is all our readers' contribution. Yes and a lot of those readers are also writers, who have contributed to this site as thinkers, reporters, and story-tellers. Thank you! We want to be worthy of your good opinion, and we'll try to follow through in days ahead. But meantime, we need to express our humble thanks, and get this post off the top of the site!