Tamara over at View From The Porch is a good friend to myself and Phlegmmy.
She is a intelligent, sweet lady whom we are proud to call "Friend" and who is welcome in our house any time.
She's had a bit of bad luck (though not as bad as it could have been) in that her fair-skinned, light-eyed, strawberry-blonde self has come up with what most of us red-heads are going to have to deal with sometime: she is calling it "cancer's farm team" -- a wee bout of basal cell carcinoma.
Tam refers to herself as a "Self-unemployed on-line writer", and she doesn't have medical insurance.
Surgery is never cheap, and surgery in the facial area will probably add a zero to the total cost.
So, if y'all would like to do me a favour, pop over to her blog and hit her tip jar. It's on the right-hand side of the screen and can't be missed. It doesn't have to be much -- a Starbuck's coffee worth, or a meal -- but it will go a long way to helping the Mistress of Snark, and a true treasure of the Internet.