To everyone who's recently contributed to the Tip Jar, my most sincere gratitude. Even two dollars helps, and two recent donations have been rather more than that. I'd thank everyone by personal e-mail, but one recent sizeable donation didn't leave one. I hope you don't mind, but much as I need the ready (and I really do), some of that donation I put towards the Tom Family (see under 'Inspirational' link).
The Good Folks over at The Command Post managed to raise $15,000 for them recently, to help put the kids through college. Whether you're a 'From each according to his abilities: To each according to his needs' Marxist, or a 'But the Greatest of these is Charity' Christian, or even a Libertarian who wants to spend his own money the way he wants to rather than letting the Gummint waste it all, this is a great opportunity to put even $2 to a worthwhile end.
Of course, while you've got PayPal open, $2 slung my way wouldn't go amiss either... right now it would genuinely help. But honesty compels me to say that $4 to the Tom Family would be even better.