After that exhausting fundraising drive – yes, we made it! – I am… well, exhausted. Can you believe I write all that fundraising copy and still manage to crank out my column? I can’t, and, at my age, I need a rest, albeit a short one. So I’m taking the day off, having injured my leg building a HUGE retaining wall in my back yard – six tons of rock! – and in much need of a good lie-down.
Yet I do want to take this opportunity to thank all those who contributed to our successful fundraising drive. It is a privilege to be able to do what I’m doing, and I never let myself forget that – nor do I let myself forget that it’s all due to the generosity and commitment of our readers, without whom we would be less than a dust mote floating in the ether of cyberspace.
Without our contributors, Antiwar.com would not exist, and not a day goes by without my recalling that essential fact and thinking that I’ve got to be worthy of it. Believe me, our entire staff feels the same way, and we’re striving every day to deserve your confidence and consistent financial support.
Many thanks to our contributors. We’re on the job because of you, and we will never forget that.