That last gave me significant pause in an unexpected way. Yes, this cancer is expensive, and difficult. On the other hand, I'm well-insured (by American standards), and I have a good income from the Day Jobbe. Taking the gift very much in the spirit it was intended, I endorsed the check to The Clayton Memorial Medical Fund. That way the gift will be used to aid Pacific Northwest writers in more need than I am.
To that end, if you're moved to contribute money in this situation, please send it in my name to:
Clayton Medical Fund
P.O. Box 5703
Portland, Oregon 97228
If you want to knit me a spiffy hat or send me an art project or something, feel free to do so at:
P.O. Box 42611
Portland, Oregon 97242-0611
I want to emphasize my profound gratitude and humble surprise at these gifts. Friends and strangers alike have been stunningly kind to me in this journey. You are wonderful.