The 2014 Birthday Bleg

My annual birthday-month fund-raising drive for Behind the Black is now on-going. Not only do your donations help pay my bills, they give me the freedom to speak honestly about science and culture, instead of being forced to write it as others demand.


Please consider donating by giving either a one-time contribution or a regular subscription, as outlined in the tip jar below.


Regular readers can support Behind The Black with a contribution via paypal:

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If Paypal doesn't work for you, you can support Behind The Black directly by sending your donation by check, payable to Robert Zimmerman, to
Behind The Black
c/o Robert Zimmerman
P.O.Box 1262
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You can also support me by buying one of my books, as noted in the boxes interspersed throughout the webpage. And if you buy the books through the ebookit links, I get a larger cut and I get it sooner.

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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