UPDATE #3: I was able to connect with tes tonight and wire him the money. I didn’t get to speak with him very long but I know he’s feeling a whole lot better tonight. Thank you everyone! Final total for the Dharmathon was $1050 but with the PayPal and Western Union fees I ended up sending $950. Which is awesome!
As some of you know, a beloved member of this blog, theevolutionarysieve (tes), is in trouble. We hadn’t heard from him in a few months and then he showed up here a few days ago. If you saw this – you know he’s not in a good place.
Last we knew he was moving to the mountains to escape the city and begin preparing for the collapse of society. These were his parting words:
On the road again……..
Thu Apr 17, 2008 at 11:39:42 PDT
I want to thank all of you. You are really wonderful folks. I will always consider this a place where I am welcome and where folks patiently try to understand my slightly deranged mind. I have been going through a bit of change recently and have not been here much, and then only in a fragemented way. My partner and I are in the middle of preparing to leave the bay area. We are moving up into the sierra’s. Near Mammoth Lakes. I have had a some what precarious existence my whole life. I am in a period of it now. I will stop in from time to time. When we have landed and I have set up our satelite dish I will be able to be present again. For the next four or five days I will check in, then I will be traveling to the high country. Blessings on you all. Keep me in your hearts. As you will be in mine. Believe in the power of networks of cooperation bonds. Believe in the good heart. Thanks for being kind to this old crank.
At this point, I don’t know any more of the story than what he has posted here the past few days. Along the way to moving down there they had car trouble and borrowed and spent the last of their money getting their vehicles fixed. They have been camping on National Forest land while he’s working to get money for a place to live. Obnoxious vacationers from LA and SD have invaded their peaceful woods with their campers and ATVs. The forest rangers have chased tes and his girlfriend off the land at gunpoint. They were forced to move to a motel. It sounds like there is no money left to stay there either.
Precarious existence indeed. No time to prepare for collapse. It is happening to him now.
With this Dharmathon we can raise some cash to help their immediate needs for food & shelter. I am in the process of finding out where and how to send money to him. If you want to hold your donation until I get positive confirmation that’s OK. Otherwise, please give to our PayPal account (click the Yellow Donate button in the right column) and I’ll collect the money. I can take checks too – send an email to email@example.com.
I’ll update as soon as I hear back from him. Hopefully he’ll be around here too.
Anything you can give will help. Poems, pictures, hugs and kind words are good too. Let’s turn up the vibe for tes. Make this a pretty place.
I’ll start with this.
Help on The Way!
UPDATE: Holy Moly you dharmaniacs — overnight $900! WoW!
UPDATE #2: As of 3 PM Pacific — $1025! Thank you thank you! Still no word from him though.