PLUCK THE FRUITS!
and Get Something !!!
ELFINSPELL IS NON-PROFIT BUT NOT A .ORG.
(TOO MUCH PAPERWORK AND BUREAUCRATIC
SHOULD YOU WISH TO HELP SUSTAIN IT, YOU MAY
AND WE THANK YOU. WE BELIEVE THAT YOU SHOULD
BENEFIT FROM YOUR KINDNESS. AS WE GO, THERE WILL
BE MANY SOUVENIRS FOR DONATIONS TO SUPPORT THE
PEOPLE WHOSE WORK WE BELIEVE IN.
CHECK OUT THEIR WORK BELOW. NOT ONLY WILL YOU
FEEL GOOD, THINK WHAT THESE FOLKS COULD DO IF
THEY HAD MONEY ALONG WITH THEIR GENIUS! PLUS,
YOU GET A PRESENT, AND AN ONLINE
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT, IF YOU WISH,
AND A THANK YOU!!! NOTE.
THE REWARD FOR HELPING?
edition of the honest person's
revenge (click on the link):
present. A gentle, funny gift that
confronts a problem behavior, with a smile.
And that's not all!
FOR CERTAIN FOLKS WHO NEED A BIG FAT HINT.
You (obviously) are warm-hearted.
Don't you wish a few people you know were too?
As a prod to those who need reminding that everything is
not all about them, we have the ideal suggestion for you: via
St. Valentine, or St. Nicholas, or The Birthday Fairy, or
whoever provides an excuse for you to do a little good --
YOU WILL -- FOR A (Minimum) TEN DOLLAR
DONATION (PLUS POSTAGE)-- BE ONE OF THE
LUCKY ONES, WHO HAS THE PERFECT PRESENT
TO GIVE TO THOSE WHO NEED A GENTLE HINT!
blue (e.g. the dear ones with rocks in their heads). Or just
of COAL. The Rock of Ages no less. Not your machine
marred piece of charcoal, but the real thing, fresh from the
mountains of Appalachia. A Raw Rock, bare naked. A Pre-
BBQ Briquette au natural. A proto-diamond, even.
Makes a great, but messy paperweight. We'll pick it for you
ourselves (None come from the evil-minded types of mining
operations around here, so that means it's free-range coal.)
Our choice of ribbon and mylar wrap, though,
(there are only 2 stores in these here hills -- coal is easier to
It's light, and postage will be minor, depending on
your time frame. Contact us and we will get all the
details from you: like the recipient of the coal and
the recipient you choose of your donation.
They will get all the money, too.
TAKE A GANDER AND SEE.
THEN TO GET ONE LUMP OR TWO (OR TWENTY EVEN),
after all, if one is good, why not a carbon copy?
Alright! So you want more choices. How about an
original T-shirt slogan? Now we have them, too.
These are good quality cotton T's, with heat-set transfers
done by Anita at Fielder's Choice in Pound, Virginia. The
ideas are ours, the excellent work is hers.
All come in M, L or XL at present. Special orders for
other sizes are possible, naturally. Contact us for
For a picture of each shirt, click on the slogan or the
thumbnail. The print color is the same for each type, the
colors available for that shirt are shown in the teeny
striped box. The photos have been done by Gary
Jessey from Dunham, Kentucky.
(Suggested minimum donation, 15 bucks, 50% goes to
the recipient of your choice.)
[or both!] PICK WHO YOU WANT TO SUPPORT FROM
IN THE UNITED STATES, IT IS LEGAL TO
ABUSE CHILDREN IN SCHOOL IN 21 STATES.
THIS INCLUDES PRE-SCHOOL, DAY-CARES,
AND SCHOOLS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL
Sound bad? It is.
Worse, these states get money from federal and
state grant programs (your tax dollars), and from
donations from a whole lot of other big dot.orgs.
Don't support 'em with your
A too small bunch of volunteers who are desperately
working to raise awareness and assist those who were
victimized from the radiation exposure they suffered
when the United States tested nuclear weapons in the
50's and 60's. The fallout spread much farther than
the government is willing to recognize. How many
more cancer victims will die?
THE BIGGEST ROMAN GATEWAY ON THE WEB
WITH A FIERCE BELIEF THAT OLD TEXTS SHOULD
BE AVAILABLE TO ALL.
BILL THAYER IS A GOOD GUY. GOOD GUYS
SHOULD BE REWARDED. GENEROUS THROUGH
AND THROUGH HIS OWN LABORS, AND WITH HIS
HELP. MUCH OF ELFINSPELL LOOKS A WHOLE
LOT BETTER, THANKS TO HIM. (HE FOUND THE
FIRST LUMP AND TOOK ITS PICTURE TOO, AND
GAVE PERMISSION FOR ME TO
GERARD JONES HAS THE BRAVEST AUTHOR'S
WEBSITE ON EARTH. AND HE IS AS SWEET AS HE
IS BRAVE. HE WROTE GINNY GOOD, A
WONDERFUL MOSTLY AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL
STORY SET IN CALIFORNIA DURING THE DAYS OF
THE FLOWER CHILDREN. MAY HE WRITE LONG
AN ADVENTURE IN PROCESS. DAVID
WHITEHEAD, FROM ACROSS THE POND,
ATTEMPTS TO HERD A GROUP OF IMPASSIONED
CLASSICISTS WHO ARE TRANSLATING ON LINE --
IN BITS AND PIECES -- THE SUIDAS, A BYZANTINE
GREEK LEXICON FROM THE DARK AGES. IF THEY
MADE A DOLLAR OR TWO, THEY COULD GO
FASTER. HE'LL KNOW THE BEST USE OF YOUR
MONEY TO GET THE JOB DONE.
ROGER PEARSE, ALSO BEYOND THE SEA, IS
THE GENIUS BEHIND THIS, WHO RUNS AROUND
EUROPE PHOTOGRAPHING OLD MANUSCRIPTS
AND TEXTS, PUTTING THEM ONLINE FOR US ALL
TO READ AND IS FREE WITH ADVICE AND
CHRIS PHILLIPS, A BRIT, TOO, HAS A GRAND
WEBSITE FOR EVERYONE INTERESTED IN THE
MIDDLE AGES OR HOPING TO FIND A KNIGHT IN
SHINING ARMOR, OR DAMSEL IN OR OUT OF
DISTRESS, IN THEIR FAMILY TREE.
ANDREW SMITH, WHO AUTHORS A
WONDERFUL WEBSITE IN BETWEEN HIKING
WALES. HE HAS MY FAVORITE GREEK
SCULPTURE OF THE DYING GAUL ON THE HOME
THE AMES FREE LIBRARY OF EASTON,
MASSACHUSETTS -- THEY FREELY SHARE THEIR
KNOWLEDGE AND TALENTS.
THE SMITH COLLEGE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES --
THE FIRST COLLEGE I FOUND THAT ALLOWS
NON-STUDENTS AND FACULTIES TO CHECK OUT
BOOKS THAT ARE UNAVAILABLE ANYWHERE
ELSE. PLUS, ANYONE CAN USE THE ARCHIVES.
JENKINS PUBLIC LIBRARY, FOR BEING NICE TO
EVERYBODY, AND HELPFUL, ESPECIALLY TO BILL
THAYER ON HIS VISIT (so he'll come visit us again).
OF COURSE THIS IS AN OPTION. MYLAR
AND RIBBON AREN'T FREE. THE MORE
DONATIONS WE RECEIVE, THE MORE WE
CAN SUBSIDIZE BRAINY PEOPLE WITH HEART
AND A CONSCIOUS. MAYBE THEN WE'LL WIN
THE BATTLE AGAINST BRAWN AND GREED
DONATIONS OF ANY AMOUNT ARE WELCOME.
gazump. British slang : To take back a promise to sell,
in order to offer something more interesting.