On behalf of a dear friend, wonderful writer, and favorite dilettante, I ask that you drop whatever your doing (well, if you’re reading this on a laptop, you don’t want to literally drop it), and hop over to Helena Hann-Basquiat’s blog, in particular this post: A Very Unwelcome Swamp. Helena’s friend and Kickstarter promoter has had the rather disgusting experience of a sewer line backing up into his basement. I know, go ahead and say, “GROSS!” Now that that’s out of your system, after you read Helena’s post, go over to Helena’s Kickstarter project at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jimsquires/memoirs-of-a-dilletante-volume-one and either contribute yourself (you can participate for as little as $1) and promote the bloody hell out of it.
If you’re not familiar with Helena’s writing (and I don’t know how on earth that could be possible), spend some time on her blog. Her stories at once make you laugh and tug at your heart. If you prefer stories that are more along the lines of H.P. Lovecraft, then spend some time with Helena’s pet Jessica B. Bell. In fact, Jessica has a number of short stories you can purchase at Amazon (click here).
So there are a number of ways you can show support for Helena and for Jim as well. After all, it takes a village … even a virtual one 🙂