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Diary    H1'ed 6/30/19

Happy Birthday Me: Twelve Years Without a Day Off, Without a Vacation

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Yesterday was my birthday. I'm not much of one for celebrating birthdays, but last night, I realized it could have been a good reason a good peg to hang fundraising and paid membership promotion on. I blew it. Chalk it up to my brilliant fundraising skills.

So, here it is, a day later and I'm still going with it.

Also, today I saw a social media posting from a guy I went on my last vacation when I didn't work. It was a fishing trip. It was around 2007. Twelve years since my last no work vacation. Twelve years since I went a single day without working-- to keep OpEdNews going.

It's become much harder to keep OpEdNews going. Ads used to pay literally ten times as much as they do now, sometimes even more. It enabled us to commission polls, and to pay our bills.

This year, I've racked up credit card bills and debt to keep things going. It is not sustainable.

I see other progressive sites talking about the $30,000 or $150,000 they need to make a monthly budget. We need about $4800, and that includes enough to pay me about $13 an hour, before taxes. And we have not been making that tiny "nut."

The only reason I am getting by at all is because I receive a small monthly amount from social security. But the credit card debt is rising.

So, I'm asking you to please help. Make a donation here.

Or buy a membership-- ideally, a lifetime membership here.

We've added a new page-- projects we'd like to complete that need funding. Pick one and make a donation to help support it, or buy or extend your membership to help support it.

But please, if it's been a while or never since you donated or purchased a membership, do help.


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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. 

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He is the author of The Bottom-up Revolution; Mastering the Emerging World of Connectivity

He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites,

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet (more...)

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