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Blog entry by PurpLev posted 11-23-2010 08:34 PM 1366 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I would like to dedicate this post to Duane Moore, a fellow LJ, and a true positive spirit. As some of you may know, Duane is battling Cancer, and has started a donation fund to help sponsor the medical bills. Under normal circumstances I wouldn’t really mention this, but these are non normal circumstances. Duane and his family already have enough to deal with, and if we as LJ, as a community, as a humane group as we so often call ourselves can relieve them of an additional a medical debt to deal with I think it would be the least we could do.

In the Hebrew alphabet each letter is associated with a number, ‘A’ would be ‘1’, ‘B’ would be ‘2’, and so on and so forth. When you add up the numerical values of the word חַי (pronounced “chai”) whch means ‘alive’ or ‘living’ it comes up to 18. In the jewish tradition, $18 (or other currency) is commonly given as a symbolic gesture for giving, and a wish for good life. I would just like to ask fellow LJs if you please could donate that amount to Duane’s cause.

I know we all have our own difficulties, and finances to deal with, and I wouldn’t go ahead and support each and every LJ’s medical plan on a regular basis, but again – I think this case is different. Much different. In this case, this would at least ease the burden on Duane’s family with one less thing to deal with and worry about. They should focus on other things at the moment.

Now, to put things in perspective, what does $18 equates to?

1. Less than half a 10” saw blade
2. 1 x straight router bit
3. 2 x QTs of TiteBond III glue
4. Less than a can of Poly finish
5. 1 diamond sharpening plate
6. 4-6 bdft of locally grown lumber
7. pack of sandpapers
8. 2 clamps

and the list goes on – now a whole lots much for us that do spend that much on a regular basis from time to time to stay with this hobby.

I am not looking for responses, nor trying to push anyone to donating something they do not wish to. All I’m asking is for each and every one of us to look deep inside, and ask ourselves – how would $18 really affect our lives right now, and how much taking off the medical dept would change Duane’s family’s lives these days.Can we spare to spend less on something else this month to help others in need?

If you do find that the cause is deserving like I do, you can donate anything you’d like right here on Duane’s page:

http://www.mysite.foreverfighting.com/Donate_LCMF.html

Thank you for reading, and bless you all.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.



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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 11-23-2010 09:03 PM

Puplev, I hate to bring up something stupid like this but it actually might help Duane and Lumberjocks as well.

You moved me to go donate to Duane, now, instead of donating next week. Well, I went and went through the Paypal routine and just like always I have trouble with it. It never seems to recognize my password, not ever. I had this trouble about 6 weeks ago somewhere else so I go through a big deal to get my password changed and made a note of the new password which I have on my computer so I know that I used the right password.

I was suppose to donate to LJs because I promised I would but I have put it off because of the fact that money is tight but also Paypal is such a big hastle. I don’t understand why Paypal can’t get it’s act together.

So maybe Grizz or someone else who is in contact with and is close to Duane can give us an address or another alternative.

Also, perhaps LJ might also figure out some alternative to Paypal. I believe that I have heard of other people on here griping about Paypal.

Anyways, if there is no other way then I’ll go through the haztle again and do it next week.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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PurpLev

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#2 posted 11-23-2010 09:13 PM

Helluvawreck – First and foremost – thank you.

Now – what problems are you having with paypal? Im not affiliated with them, but I’ve never experienced any trouble, I actually find it quite convenient and problems free – you made me curious.

Speaking for myself – I personally would not want to publish my home address on an open forum (generally speaking that is). But you could contact Duane directly on his webpage linked to in my original post (there is a contact me page there)

Maybe someone can chime in with other suggestions. I’m all ears – any help would be appreciated in any form.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Jamie Speirs

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#3 posted 11-23-2010 09:24 PM

Thank you for spreading the message in an informative way.
Let’s keep this in the top Posts.

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 11-23-2010 09:26 PM

First of all I wasn’t suggesting publishing the address that’s why I said someone who is familiar with Duane and knows him could come up with a way for someone to send money by an alternative means. For instance a fund administered by his loacal church would be an alternative way to collect donations.

Here’s my problem with Paypal. I’ve used Paypal about one time in 3 or 4 years. I use to use it on Ebay but haven’t traded on Ebay for quite a while. About 6 weeks ago I joined a woodworking site and they only take Paypal. So I have no alternative so I go through the whole shebang of having my account verified and getting my password reset, etc. etc. etc. I made a note of the new password and saved it to my computer so I would have it handy so I’m sure the password that I used is the new one and the correct one but no dice. Paypal won’t accept the password. So once again I suppose I have to go through it again. The other problem about Paypal is that if you don’t use it much (which I don’t) it’s just another security risk that you have that you get very little benefit from. However, I never have problems like this with credit cards.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 11-23-2010 09:26 PM

Sharon I have already contributed but thank you for bringing more attention to a worthy cause. I am only posting here to keep this in the top posts like Jamie suggests.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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Eric_S

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#6 posted 11-23-2010 09:31 PM

Helluvawreck, if you use the link Sharon provided, then click Donate, in the bottom left corner is the option to pay with credit card and WITHOUT a pay pal account :)

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 11-23-2010 10:13 PM

I didn’t see that. It don’t matter anyways I just went through the hastle again to reset my password and even had a little trouble with that. I don’t know why but I stumble all over the place with Paypal but it’s never a problem with a regular old credit card. Anyways, I just donated by Paypal. Now if Paypal don’t remember me next time I’m going to be chomping at the bit. :-|

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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PurpLev

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#8 posted 11-23-2010 10:52 PM

Thanks Helluvawreck! and if paypal won’t remember you, we’ll send over some LJ to take care of business ;)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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mmh

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#9 posted 11-23-2010 11:18 PM

I managed to go through the Lumberjock's Donation link without any problem.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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PurpLev

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#10 posted 11-24-2010 12:28 AM

thats great mmh – thank you!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Lenny

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#11 posted 11-24-2010 01:16 AM

Very nice of you to post this Sharon. I am in.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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