Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Robert Anton Wilson needs our help

Via bOINGbOING, via Douglas Rushkoff:

Robert Anton Wilson is my favorite writer, and helped shape quite a bit of my worldview. At the very least he helped give me the tools to shape my own worldview.

I just picked up his book Cosmic Trigger a few days ago and started reading it again a few days ago, and he has come up a number of times in conversation between Roxanne and I recently and I found out about this today.

He had polio as a child, but was cured by an alternative treatment. Now complications from the polio are killing him.

Like many authors he is not fantastically wealthy, at least not so much as to cover his medical costs.

According to his friends he probably isn't going to be around terribly much longer and they'd like to make sure that he at least can go out peacefully. They are taking donations to accomplish this at his PayPal address olgaceline@gmail.com. You can also send a check to RAW c/o Futique Trust, P.O. Box 3561, Santa Cruz, Ca 95063.

Unlike many pleas on the net this is legitimate. You could also send some kind thoughts and or energy his way, or stop by his website and buy one of his books from there.

RAW is what I want to be when I grow up, smart, funny, open-minded and genuine. I can only hope that I can provide some small bit of aid to someone who has contributed so much to widening my reality tunnel and reminding me to make it the best, happiest, funniest and most interesting one that it can possibly be.
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