The only problem I have with the above image is the fact that it makes me look like the hero. I am not. YOU are the heroes! At least as far as Mac OS Ken is concerned. I neither want to understate nor overstate how important your support is - especially this month. Without sounding melodramatic, the importance of your support this month in particular cannot be overstated. Maybe someday I'll write a book. If I do, it'll be dedicated to a friend from high school, because a promise is a promise. But if I write a second book, it'll be dedicated to all of you. And with that, I give you YOU: The Awesome People list for May of 2016!

AAADreDre, Adam Smith, Andrew Russell, ANTHONY FISTER, Barry Fulk, Ben Robertson, Bill Kempthorne, Bob Berberick, Bob Lew, Bob McKinstry, Bobby Veit, Brad Denbo, Bruce & Ann Borquist, Bruce Giancola, Carl Sayles, Chris Atkins, Chris Beneteau, Chris Johnson, Chris Morrison, Chris Waters, Chuck Taggart, Craig Baron, Craig York, Dale Townsend, David, David Espinosa, David Miller, David Molho, David Quiring, David Rossetter, David Sica, Dee Henry, Delvi Acevedo, Dona McLeskey, Donald Meyer, Doug, Douglas Smythe, Dustin Schnabel, Elvin Lucic, envision design, llc, Eric Anderson, Eric Kenney, Eric Soto, Falleninsea, Filip Nosek, Frank Petrie, Frank Rau, Gartner, Gary Jones, geek mee, Geena, George, Hans Jensen, Ian Edwards, James Carroll, James Hassett, James Marino, Jc Ernsd, Jeff Heine, Jeremy Krall, Jerry Hastings, Jim Morris, John, John Hanna, John Nutzman, John Shaffer, Josep L. Guallar-Esteve, Joseph Snodgrass, Julie Kuehl, Justin madewell, Karl Schild, Keith Yarbrough, Ken Goldman, Kevin Triplett, Kirk Kirkpatrick, Lane Chereskin, Lu Goon, Lynda Gousha, macinteractive, macLurker, Marcel, Mark Johnson, Mark Moran, Mark Terry, Marshall Magee, Matthew Stevens, Media Cafe Online, Michael Collis, Michael Herron, Michael Monaco, Michael Pisapia, Mick Pope, Neal Moen, Nick Dudley, Nick Phillips, NuclearBandAid, Paul, Paul Fritze, Paul Hunt, Paul Nazario, Paul Rosenberg, Paula Peffer, Pete Dernbach, Peter, Philip Shane, Phillip Walker, Richard Gunther, Rick Cartwright, Rick Rubio, Robert A Miller, Robert J. Garrity, Ronald A. Uphoff, Ryan, Sal Giliberto, Sam Eaton, Sarah Wampler, Scott Enos, Scott Hendrix, Seth Balsam, Shaw Rutledge, Skip Owens, spsheridan, Steve Baker, Steve Marshall, The Sticky Note Man, Tim Allen MD, Tim Bousky, Todd Smith, Tony Ewing, Tory Bartelt, Travis Ploeger, Vicente, Wayne Goodman, Web Bixby, William Bargetzi.

May my gratitude never become boring to you.

Ken

I love your names. There are a few names on here that I want to use as the basis for characters in something. In what? I cannot say. They’re just FUN NAMES! Seriously: Can you not see Rocky Jones calling Web Bixby for help as he heads toward “the Lonely Moon?” And you know that Lu Goon helps Dick Tracy in some of his dealings against Little Face, Big Boy Caprice, The Craig Baron, and The Sticky Note Man

Your names are AWESOME! And so are the people behind them. The number of people on this list has grown a lot since last month. For that, I am more grateful than you know. Financially and psychologically, you and the others who’ve contributed keep this show strong. And now - without further ado - the April list of Awesome People, alphabetical by first letter of first name, or first letter of only name if you’re Sting and Madonna cool and go by only one (I’m looking at you David, Doug, George, and the rest). 

You are rockstars, one and all. Or comic book characters. Or both. 

AAADreDre, Adam Smith, ANTHONY FISTER, Barry Fulk, Ben Robertson, Bill Kempthorne, Bob Berberick, Bob Lew, Bob McKinstry, Bobby Veit, Brad Denbo, Bruce & Ann Borquist, Bruce Giancola, Carl Sayles, Chris Atkins, Chris Beneteau, Chris Johnson, Chris Waters, Craig Baron, Craig York, Dale Townsend, David, David Espinosa, David Miller, David Molho, David Quiring, David Rossetter, David Sica, Dee Henry, Dona McLeskey, Donald Meyer, Doug, Douglas Smythe, Dustin Schnabel, envision design, llc, Eric Anderson, Eric Kenney, Eric Soto, Falleninsea, Filip Nosek, Frank Petrie, Frank Rau, Gartner, Gary Jones, geek mee, George, Greg Matyola, Ian Edwards, James Carroll, James Hassett, James Marino, Jc Ernsd, Jeff Heine, Jeremy Krall, John, John Hanna, John Nutzman, John Shaffer, Josep L. Guallar-Esteve, Joseph Snodgrass, Karl Schild, Keith Yarbrough, Ken Goldman, Kevin Triplett, Kirk Kirkpatrick, Lane Chereskin, Lu Goon, Lynda Gousha, macLurker, Marcel, Mark Johnson, Mark Moran, Mark Terry, Marshall Magee, matt brennan, Matthew Stevens, Media Cafe Online, Michael Monaco, Michael Pisapia, Mick Pope, Neal Moen, Nick Phillips, NuclearBandAid, Paul, Paul Fritze, Paul Hunt, Paul Nazario, Paul Rosenberg, Paula Peffer, Pete Dernbach, Peter, Philip Shane, Phillip Walker, Richard Gunther, Rick Cartwright, Rick Rubio, Robert A Miller, Robert J. Garrity, Ronald A. Uphoff, Ryan, Sal Giliberto, Sam Eaton, Sarah Wampler, Scott Enos, Scott Hendrix, Seth Balsam, Shaw Rutledge, Skip Owens, spsheridan, Steve Baker, Steve Marshall, The Sticky Note Man, Tim Allen MD, Tim Bousky, Todd Smith, Tony Ewing, Tory Bartelt, Travis Ploeger, Wayne Goodman, Web Bixby, William Bargetzi

Thank you all very much. You rock!

Ken


Greetings Awesome People (Which is All of You):

Patreon has been a learning experience. It continues to be. I launched in mid-February with lots of thought but little planning. Reward names that were originally placeholders ended up out there, which is how we end up with a page of "Awesome People" and a "Daily Blast." Other names may come.

EVERYONE who listens is AWESOME! There are even people who DON'T listen who are awesome. Certainly what separates the "awesome" from the "average" is not a pledge of five-dollars or more. Perhaps nothing separates them, but I digress. An "Awesome People" page was the offer, and here it is: The people who pledged five-dollars or more in the month of February. The arrangement is alphabetical by first name, which you could probably have figured out.

Awesome People Who Pledged in February:

Barry Fulk, Ben Robertson, Benjamin Strand, Bill Kempthorne, Bob Berberick, Bob McKinstry, Bobby Veit, Brad Denbo, Bruce & Ann Borquist, Carl Sayles, Chris Atkins, Chris Beneteau, Chris Johnson, Craig York, Dale Townsend, David Espinosa, David Quiring, David Rossetter, Dee Henry, Dona McLeskey, Donald Meyer, Doug (Solamente Doug), Douglas Smythe, Dustin Schnabel, Falleninsea, Frank Petrie, Frank Rau, Gartner, George, Greg Matyola, James Carroll, Jc Ernsd, John (Just John), John Hanna, John Nutzman, Josep L. Guallar-Esteve, Karl Schild, Ken Goldman, Lu Goon, Lynda Gousha, macLurker, Mark Johnson, Mark Moran, Marshall Magee, matt brennan, Matthew Stevens, Media Cafe Online, Michael Monaco, Michael Pisapia, Neal Moen, Nick Phillips, NuclearBandAid (NICE!), Paul (Presumably not the Saint), Paul Hunt, Paula Peffer, Pete Dernbach, Peter (Have you met Paul?), Richard Gunther, Rick Cartwright, Rick Rubio, Robert A Miller, Robert J. Garrity, Ronald A. Uphoff, Ryan (probably not Seacrest, but maybe!), Sam Eaton, Sarah Wampler, Skip Owens, spsheridan (you know who you are), Steve Baker, Tim Allen MD, Tim Bousky, Tony Ewing, Tory Bartelt, Wayne Goodman

I cannot thank you all enough... you and the people who requested no reward. And the rest of the world's awesome people.