As some of you know from an earlier post this week, Palousitics contributor Ray Lindquist and his wife generously donated some money to help cover my travel expenses to Bentonville. This was unexpected but greatly appreciated. Many other bloggers were unable to attend due to the cost. Bloggers don't have the luxury of expense accounts that Mainstream Media reporters have.
Ray was one of the first regular contributors to Palousitics. I have had the opportunity since then to meet with him personally on several occasions. He is a fine man and fervent supporter of Pullman. I am privileged to call him a friend.