Fundraising update for September 5

My heart sank this morning when I saw the Paypal receipt for the first half of my hotel bill–$893.00 for seven nights at the Comfort Inn (made more difficult by a $17-a-night tourism tax. I’ll pay the tax, I want TC to thrive, but it sure is annoying).

I thought, “Well, time to bust out that $50 gift card and go grocery shopping on the cheap today…”

But, thanks to a gazillion generous donations, I have a couple hundred bucks in my account after spending about $75 to get up here, which is amazing.

  1. I want to thank you all very, very much for getting me up here. We’re about halfway to the fundraising goal after two weeks, which is astonishing. :O
  2. At the same time, I’m only halfway to being able to leave Traverse City without having to take a job at the Comfort Inn to pay off the next $893 (ha), so I’m still going to push the fundraising drive on. If you’re at all willing to lend a hand, I’m accepting $5’s, $10’s, $20’s, whatever you’ve got via PayPal at and via check if you wish by emailing me at for my address (or another means if necessary/preferred).
  3. As per usual, I hope to take some reader input and jam it into my prospect coverage. If you have questions regarding specific prospects, questions regarding questions or any other comments, please let me know via the comments section and/or emailing me directly at (sometimes the latter is better).

Many thanks from a blogger who is grateful for your time, readership and support.

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George Malik

My name is George Malik, and I'm the Malik Report's editor/blogger/poster. I have been blogging about the Red Wings since 2006, when MLive hired me to work their SlapShots blog, and I joined Kukla's Korner in 2011 as The Malik Report. I'm starting The Malik Report as a stand-alone site, hoping that having my readers fund the website is indeed the way to go to build a better community and create better content.