Your direct reader-support donations are literally bread and butter! I am trying the banner ads below for a month or so to see if they work. Please don't assume that they can in any way replace the patronage that thus far has kept me going. At times survival here gets pretty durned scary, in more ways than one, after all ORBIT material is challenging, to the intellectual, the seeker and...THEM!

For an artist it is important to receive patronage from the onlookers, that is a real coin tossed into the ol' tattered derby--lets the artist know that real things happen, exchanges, that the readers are appreciative, and you know, touched by the wily Muses. It is the same as it has been for centuries, artists need Patrons to survive. Thanks so much, deeply, for the help already sent-- kept this old geezer a-going.  KENT

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Kent Steadman
425 South 156th Street
Seattle, WA  98148

Kent Steadman , Account # 123705

A kindly patron asked me to open an e-gold account to enable a donation; this seems like a nice secure method. I am turning over the watch on this account to my son. Brian. At age 13, a math-wiz, he is far more capable than myself in managing. These funds will go towards Brian's future college plans. Please type e-gold in subject when corresponding with Brian.

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"Innumerable suns exist; innumerable earths revolve around these suns in a manner similar to the way the seven planets revolve around our sun. Living beings inhabit these worlds." --from On the Infinite Universe and Worlds, published in 1584. Giordano Bruno was burned at the stake on the Campo dei Fiori in Rome, Feb. 17, 1600.