Thank you for reading. I've wanted to be a writer since I was three. Your reading of my words makes me a writer.
If you get anything out of reading The Wilder Coast- humor, escape, a five minute distraction from work, empathy- and by the way, this is what I hope you get- then consider giving a donation. This blog is my reason to wake up, but it's also extremely time consuming. Your donation makes writing this thing possible. Click on the yellow Donate Button on the right sidebar to use your credit card.
Last year, I did not ask for donations. I was living on the ship, before the ship was good, and what I truly needed was letters. And I got them. Your letters kept me afloat, and they still do. I keep them in a box on my bookshelf and read through them from time to time.
This year, I'm excited to offer something new and tangible. If you donate 25$ or above, I will make you a pendant from freshly gathered sea glass here on the original wild coast.
I make these pendants at my kitchen table, usually while listening to The Decemberists or anyone who can deliver a good sea chanty. The glass will make a lovely necklace-with-a-story, or just a pocket token for you to have, a little piece of the coast.
As always, anyone who donates at any level will receive a handwritten Wilder Coast photo card as a thank you. (The cards change every year, and this one is good, but the design is a secret until it lands in your mailbox.) This is not just a scrawled thank you- I write a full on letter and send it to the billing address provided by Paypal.
There is a comment section through Paypal, so feel free to tell me a little about yourself, then your thank you card will be a continuation of dialog- my favorite.
As we all know by now, blue sea glass means good luck in love, so if you're feeling like you need some extra luck, mention that in the Paypal comment section and I'll try my best to find some blue for you. Not guaranteed, because it's rare! but I'll try my best. It worked for me.
If you love the Wilder Coast, consider donating if you can with the yellow button on the right. If you can't, you can always help by sharing this blog with anyone who might enjoy reading it. If you'd like to see more about giving and my thoughts on the magnificently weird realm of blogs in general, check out A Letter to Readers.
Thank you to you for reading.
The Anchored Ship Cafe on Ballard Ave, March 2013