I love researching and gather resources. But it takes hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars a month to sustain. Keeping it a clean, ad-free reading experience — which is important to me and, I hope, to you — means it’s subsidized by the generous support of readers like you. So if you find any joy and stimulation in it, please consider a modest donation — however much you can afford, when it comes from the heart, it’s the kind of gesture that makes me warm with appreciation.
There are two options: You can join the loyal readers who have made Brain Pickingspossible for more than a decade and become a Sustaining Patron with an automatic monthly donation of your choosing, between a cup of tea and a good lunch:
Each week of the past eleven years, I have poured tremendous time, thought, love, and resources into Brain Pickings, which remains free (and ad-free) and is made possible by patronage. If you find any joy and stimulation here, please consider supporting my labor of love by becoming a Sustaining Patron with a recurring monthly donation, between a cup of tea and a Brooklyn lunch. And if you already donate, from the bottom of my heart: THANK YOU.