The 2014 Birthday Bleg

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I really dislike doing this, but someone has to pay the bills, and this website is one way I do it. February 5 will be my sixty-first birthday. As I have done the past two years, I am posting a birthday bleg, requesting donations to help fund the existence of Behind the Black. If you like my webpage and want to support it in any way, please consider donating something. I would be grateful for anything you can give.. Some people have even subscribed, sending as little as $2 per month.

The tip jar can be found in the right column, below the search box.



  • David M. Cook

    As Mr. Spock would say, “Greetings to you on the anniversary of your birth. May you live long and prosper.” Robert, since I discovered your site and made it my home page I’ve had a great deal of enjoyment reading the latest info on space. The conservative viewpoint is just the icing on an excellent cake! I just landed a job after a three-month search and plan on subscribing soon. I can’t think of another web site that more closely matches my interests, and I hope others will join me in supporting your efforts. Keep up the good work and I hope your optical issues resolve quickly.

  • Thank you for your kind words, David. I truly appreciate them, as I appreciate all the kinds words coming from all my readers the last few days.

  • I want to wish you Robert Zimmerman a very happy Birth day and long healthy live long life,and light. Right now I’m just starting my English classes shawdowing as a English teacher. I would not mind contributing a little something once every month to support you,once I get the job.

  • Nana Brown

    Happy Birthday a bit early! I had mine at the end of last month. I enjoyed listening to you on Coast to Coast and will be happy to donate money now.

  • PeterF

    Happy birthday to you and a very merry un-birthday to the rest of us! However have you afforded this fine product? We all know that websites can routinely cost hundreds of millions of dollars…

  • wade

    61 years Old? I thought I was OLD !!! Just kidding. May you have Many Happy Birthdays and Thank You for such a wonderful website. My B-Day is a couple of weeks after yours.

  • Woody

    Happy birthday and a job well done with “Behind The Black”. I’ve enjoyed your website for the last couple of years, it’s time I helped out. Best regards.

  • Keith

    Do you have any alternative to contribute without Pay Pal?

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