Mailbag Addendum

The most important scientific revolutions all include, as their only common feature, the dethronement of human arrogance from one pedestal after another of previous convictions about our centrality in the cosmos

~ Stephen Jay Gould

 

I finally received a response, last night, to my email message of 26 January 2019, referenced in this space 6 February 2019. The response went directly to my email Trash bin. Apparently the algorithms for my email program work more efficiently that I do.

In short, the irrationalist in question refuses to use PayPal, in part because the irrationalist in question believes there is a possibility we will return to simpler times with limited electronic communications, and yet a functioning postal service. Thus is the aerosol masking effect ignored yet again. My full response to the thousands of words sent my way:

Your typically bloviated message is unworthy of any response. However, I know you will turn my failure to respond into a widely announced, social-media victory dance. I will therefore respond cryptically as a courtesy to you.

PayPal sends a receipt, thus exposing your excuse as merely an excuse. There is no way I will reveal my address to you. There is simply no telling what you would do with it. As much as I’d like to take the money you will soon owe me, principle precludes doing do.

You might look into two ideas I’ve mentioned in this message, courtesy and principle. After some study, perhaps you could even spread them to other members of your religious community.

 

Dear prospective supporters,

I am working with a small group of organizers to create a spring speaking tour along the Pacific coast of the United States. It will include the area between the San Francisco Bay Area in California and Portland, Oregon. The tentative schedule has me starting in the Bay Area in mid-April, 2019 and using personal automobiles and the AmTrak train to proceed from there to Portland in early May, 2019.

My existing supporters, organizers, and hosts need additional support to make this tour happen. Can you help?

We need hosts in several locations, including Monterey, San Francisco, the East Bay, Marin County, Ashland, and Eugene. Hosting is needed for speaking venues as well as housing for me and my partner and videographer Pauline along the route. We are also requesting financial support to cover airfare and local travel expenses.

As you probably know, I never charge for my events and I rely entirely on the generosity of folks like you to continue spreading this important message. If you are willing to assist, please reach out to me at guy.r.mcpherson@gmail.com. I will work with the tour organizers to put your generous support to good use.

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Thanks to my all-volunteer booking team for seeking additional volunteers in support of my speaking tours. If you would like to host me in your area, please send me a message at guy.r.mcpherson@gmail.com

Recently published:

McPherson, Guy R. 2019. Only Love Remains: Dancing at the Edge of Extinction. Woodthrush Productions, New York.

 

McPherson, Guy R. 2019. Revised Second Edition of Going Dark. Woodthrush Productions, New York.

 

Pauline Panagiotou Schneider and Guy R. McPherson. 2018. Revised Second Edition of Ms. Ladybug and Mr. Honeybee: A Love Story at the End of Time. Woodthrush Productions, New York.

 

Mugs, tote bags, iPhone cases, tee shirts, and other pragmatic goods affiliated with the latter book are available here. I do not earn money from these items. Indeed, they have returned far less money than it cost to create and distribute them. I list them at the bottom of posts in this space in support of my artistically inclined partner, who created them.