Janet Jay is creating Journalism
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I'm an Austin-based writer who has spent the last decade covering a little bit of everything: relationships, politics, sex, science, tech, business. Right now, the one thing I can do to help the world around me is to write about it. So I'm shifting into political writing, which is fascinating but also takes more time to do right. (And time is money, dontchaknow.) I have chronic health problems with my back--you'll hopefully read about them soon!--that keep me freelancing & seeing too many doctors.  Patrons here would, best case, give me a baseline peace of mind that even if I have to follow a gut feeling to get a story I can still feed my dogs while doing so. I do like to do zany things "have heat in the winter"-- you can help with that! Or barring that, just some help replacing my POS laptop would be *fantastic.*  I promise that any money donated will go towards stuff like "clothes without holes in them" rather than "brand name whatever."  Thanks for any help you can give! Seriously, anything helps, and anything means a lot. 
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For less than the cost of a coke you can get access to my patron-only feed and get a huge thank you from me to you.  It's the least I could do. 
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A fiver gets you access to my Patron-only feed AND membership in the Jay Brain Trust: when I have questions or need opinions, I will turn to you. It's an important responsibility but one I think you're ready for. 
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For ten bucks a month you get my patron-only feed, membership in the exclusive Brain Trust, and I'll write you a personal thank you email. 
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For $20 or more, you get all the preceding rewards, except I will write and send you a real, actual, pen-and-paper thank you card. I might even use a fountain pen.
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$14 of $150 per month
Right now my laptop works... technically... although not the keyboard, or the camera, or the original power cord, and there *is* a crack in the back of the screen currently held together with silver duct tape. The mouse also doesn't do so well, though it limps along. (^See that big worrisome crack? Yeah.)

What I'm saying is, I need a new laptop pretty bad. It doesn't need to be fancy, it just needs to work. That's the goal, the dream. A working, functional laptop. A few steady months of $150 patronage would let me buy a cheap, durable new laptop for work.
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I'm an Austin-based writer who has spent the last decade covering a little bit of everything: relationships, politics, sex, science, tech, business. Right now, the one thing I can do to help the world around me is to write about it. So I'm shifting into political writing, which is fascinating but also takes more time to do right. (And time is money, dontchaknow.) I have chronic health problems with my back--you'll hopefully read about them soon!--that keep me freelancing & seeing too many doctors.  Patrons here would, best case, give me a baseline peace of mind that even if I have to follow a gut feeling to get a story I can still feed my dogs while doing so. I do like to do zany things "have heat in the winter"-- you can help with that! Or barring that, just some help replacing my POS laptop would be *fantastic.*  I promise that any money donated will go towards stuff like "clothes without holes in them" rather than "brand name whatever."  Thanks for any help you can give! Seriously, anything helps, and anything means a lot. 

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For less than the cost of a coke you can get access to my patron-only feed and get a huge thank you from me to you.  It's the least I could do. 
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For ten bucks a month you get my patron-only feed, membership in the exclusive Brain Trust, and I'll write you a personal thank you email. 
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For $20 or more, you get all the preceding rewards, except I will write and send you a real, actual, pen-and-paper thank you card. I might even use a fountain pen.