I have been unable to think of any polite way to tell this to people directly, so I'm going to say it on my webpage. I have enough stuff. If you want to purchase a present for me, please donate as much as you would spend on me to one of the following charities. A $5.00 donation means so much more to me than a $50.00 gift certificate. Of course if you want to make me a pizza or just say, "John, you're the bomb." that's okay, too.

Every charity I list is one whose goals I agree with1 and your donation is tax deductible except for donations to SDF since it's a §501(c)(7) non-profit (public club).

  1. "With whose goals I agree" is pedantry up with which I will not put.