Saturday, February 25, 2012

Please Support Duck Soup

Dear Readers,

It was exactly one year ago today that I started Duck Soup. I had just lost someone very special to me and wanted to share all the things we used to share, but then couldn't.

At first it was just an exercise in curiosity: what do I want to do, and how do I do it, and, more importantly, how much does it cost? The title is a result of that process - the term "duck soup" being slang in Hawaii (where I'm from) for something that's easy.

Unfortunately, I'm not much of a creative or conversational writer (too many years steeped in technical documents) but I do appreciate good writing, so that's what I decided to focus on, especially longform articles that delve deeply into subjects.

Everything posted here is of interest to me and a distillation of a larger sampling effort to find particularly noteworthy items (it's a good thing that I'm retired). It's a labor of love that has prompted me to search out and discover new sites and postings that I'd never have expended the effort to find before, and to learn many new things. The result is the blog you're now reading. If there's any underlying theme here it's to seek out thoughtful insights from knowledgeable people about the world we live in and highlight an eclectic mix of music, art and other forms of personal expression.

So, I'm asking you to check out the Donate button on the right side of the screen under the Duck Soup picture and consider a small contribution to this blog if it's something that you find worthwhile. I'll continue to post regardless of whatever response I get, but would be grateful for any help you could provide. If you are uncomfortable using PayPal, you can contact me at: and I'll send a physical mail location for checks.

Again, thank you for your support and please tell your friends about Duck Soup.