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UPDATED: Now you can see the monthly and yearly (money-saving) alternatives as well as the sustaining memberships on the same page when you subscribe.
To subscribe, even if only to the Free portions, just click on this link:

The New American Digest

Yes. You can subscribe.
Anyone can subscribe
regardless of race, color, creed,  national origin, political affiliation, sex, or disposable income.

There’s “Free” for free.
There are standard monthly subscriptions for $10 per month or $100 per year (2 months free).
And there’s a “Sustaining Membership” for $150.00 to “sustain” the site. This option comes with a signed and inscribed copy of my forthcoming book The Name In The Stone which should be published later this year.

When published “Sustaining” members get a free, signed copy

Today I published some content on the new site that is not available here so check in there even if only for Free to see most if not all.  More exclusive content for full subscribers will be available soon.

I hope you will see the value of subscribing now. Your subscriptions not only help me to remain independent, but your support inspires me.

The New American Digest

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  • CA August 28, 2022, 8:12 PM


    Just vaulted the fence. Seamless, but for one thing:

    After entering my email and acknowledging the new place’s ping to that address, I went back automatically to the new place. The “account” click-through was now operational, but led only to the 404 notification. Suggest adding the text below (from your announcement) to the 404 page so as to keep us noobs oriented:

    “For now, postings will continue at the old place as before, with some being echoed to the subscription site. Soon the two sites may diverge with the free material here joining the more exclusive subscribers-only material. I shall give regular readers here a notice when this divergence occurs.”

    Thanks for keeping on.

    PS: If you are feeling ambitious, getting the money-taking machine up and running would also be a nice first-time user experience for the new subscribers.

  • Mike Anderson August 28, 2022, 8:36 PM

    I’m in. So now I get American Digest Old School AND Private Stock.

    • Vanderleun August 29, 2022, 5:18 PM

      Yes, but the open bar will not continue forever. They never do.

  • Walter Sobchak August 28, 2022, 8:59 PM

    Is that drawing Rockwell Kent?

    • Tom Hyland August 29, 2022, 8:02 AM

      Yes indeed.

  • Clinton August 28, 2022, 9:53 PM

    I’m in. I hope it works out for you Gerard, you put a lot of work into your content and I value it.

  • Foo August 28, 2022, 9:53 PM

    Something Wonderful, again!
    Impressive work Sir.
    Even more elegant and beautiful than before- elegaic even.

    PS: same as CA: got succesful sign in confirmed but clicking Account goes to 404.

    • Vanderleun August 29, 2022, 5:20 PM

      The 404 was an artifact of the first theme which I ditched as too complicated at this point. I’m back with the fundamental Ghost theme and it should be working now. Email me if it is not and I will try to fix it.

      • ghostsniper August 30, 2022, 7:37 AM

        Can’t go wrong with a ghost theme!

  • Dan Patterson August 29, 2022, 3:28 AM

    As soon as Monday-at-work settles into a dull roar, I will make the trip to the new site.

    Many thanks for all you’ve done and my heartfelt appreciation for the work you’ve put in on the new chapter. I look forward to exploring the world with you and others on board.

  • captflee August 29, 2022, 6:26 AM


  • jd August 29, 2022, 6:34 AM

    I subscribed but it didn’t tell me I did so I don’t know
    if it went through. Could just be my general computer

    • Vanderleun August 29, 2022, 5:20 PM

      Check again and see if you have been getting a number of emails today with new content. If not tell me via email. Thanks

  • David Spence August 29, 2022, 8:14 AM


  • Ruth August 29, 2022, 8:19 AM

    Happily subscribed! There was no confirmation…it just flipped back to the main screen.

    • Ruth August 29, 2022, 8:25 AM

      Just received an email to confirm.

  • leelu August 29, 2022, 8:21 AM

    Just subscribed (freebie for now)

  • John Venlet August 29, 2022, 12:40 PM

    Just completed the free taste subscribe, and all systems seem to be go, Gerard. Will complete a follow up snail mail for the full meal when I return to my home base.

  • nunnya bidnez, jr August 29, 2022, 1:09 PM

    I subscribed, but with a fake e-mail address, so i didn’t get a confirmation.
    Am i subscribed??
    should we delete that subscription, and re-do it with a real e-mail addy?
    P.S. did you get the photo of my cat that I sent a few weeks ago?
    the one with the pencil in her teeth?

    • Vanderleun August 29, 2022, 5:22 PM

      Most importantly please resend cat with pencil.

      If you subscribed with a fake email it will confirm to the fake email. Somewhere a toddler in Kosovo is getting very confusing messages.

      Seriously, send me a real email address via my gmail address and I think, THINK, I can edit it from here.

      • nunnya bidnez, jr August 29, 2022, 6:49 PM

        OK, done.
        check yer gmail

  • Humdeedee August 29, 2022, 1:59 PM

    Hey, Gerard, I’m subscribed as a free member (for now) at the new site.

  • LadyBikki August 29, 2022, 2:08 PM

    Additional donations are still accepted ?

    • Vanderleun August 29, 2022, 5:24 PM

      Additional donations are always welcome and will still be accepted via the PAYPAL button scattered here around the sidebar. With thanks and gratitude, m’ Lady.

      • CA August 30, 2022, 9:22 AM

        A second to the suggestion for a tip jar or such in the same location as the subscription info.

        No rush.

  • jd August 29, 2022, 3:17 PM

    I got my confirmation e-mail, Gerard. Thank you for
    not requiring us to use pay pal. The best of luck with
    this new path. I have no doubt it’s been and will continue
    to be lots of work.

    • Vanderleun August 29, 2022, 5:25 PM

      I’m working on various new gizmos to do away with PayPal but for now it has been the default method on raising money so I’m stuck with it for awhile.

  • LP August 29, 2022, 5:08 PM

    I don’t see how/where you’re all subscribing. What am I missing? By the way, I really enjoy your site and would like to subscribe.
    Oh, I see, you click on the address for the new site…

    • Vanderleun August 29, 2022, 5:25 PM

      You’re right. I’ll edit this item to make that more obvious.

  • PA Cat August 29, 2022, 7:24 PM


  • Phil now in Mount Dora August 29, 2022, 7:49 PM

    New site is looking good… I saw initially the choice to subscribe yearly, now I only see monthly options. Will yearly options be coming back? I’m glad you are finding a path to keep American Digest alive – looking forward to helping support my favorite site.


    • Vanderleun August 30, 2022, 11:30 AM

      There is I think a toggle at the top of the subscribe button that is hard to see. I hope to correct this.

  • Terry August 29, 2022, 8:35 PM

    Have money, will send. But I would like to send a 12 month lump sum, not the monthly deal.

    How do I accomplish this?

  • ThisIsNotNutella August 29, 2022, 8:51 PM

    Done. $10/month to drive-by bloviate and calumniate is an absolute bargain.

  • jwm August 30, 2022, 7:52 AM

    Well, I’m in. When do we get the code names, passwords, and super secret handshake?
    Maybe a badge?


  • pbird August 30, 2022, 7:54 AM

    Try’n to figger out how to do this…so of course I’m in.

  • Phil now in Mount Dora August 30, 2022, 8:46 AM

    “Yes. You can subscribe. There’s “Free” for free. There are standard monthly subscriptions for $10 per month or $100 per year. And there’s a “Sustaining Membership” for $150.00 to “sustain” the site.”
    On the first day I saw yearly subscription options, now I see only monthly options. Will the yearly subscription option be returning? Would prefer that…

    New site looks very good.

    • Phil now in Mount Dora September 1, 2022, 2:04 PM

      Still not seeing the yearly subscription options… Would prefer that if available.

      • Vanderleun September 1, 2022, 3:04 PM

        I believe you can toggle that above the amount. I’m sorry. I don’t know yet how to make it more obvious. I’ll work on it this evening.

        • Phil now in Mount Dora September 1, 2022, 5:56 PM

          Working now. Subscribed. Looking forward to the new adventure. Thanks, Gerard.

  • Karl August 30, 2022, 2:09 PM

    I signed up. Consider $20/month a bargain. Been following you since day 1. Good Stuff.

  • Lance de Boyle August 30, 2022, 4:30 PM

    From the FBI….
    Ultra Double Top Secret. (!!)
    It has come to our attention that Gerard Van der Leun (aka The Dutchman, Penthouse Gerry, The Man with his fingers in every dyke) has loosed a clever scheme to make money from his loving followers.
    Promising access to an alleged “subscription service” (Oh, sure!), Penthouse Gerry plans to collect the swag and take off for Arbuba, where, in exchange for a beach condo and a Mercedes, he will provide glandular stimulation to wealthy ladies of a certain age.

    Even so, his followers are happy to hand over the cash so that The Dutchman can enliven their otherwise dreary lives with his exploits among the wrinkled and liver-spotted set.

    Okay, okay, here comes the money.

    • Vanderleun August 30, 2022, 4:49 PM

      I’m buying Epstein Island to hide out it but always remember that I am not now, never was, and never will be. . . .suicidal!

  • Anonymouse August 31, 2022, 7:27 PM

    Actually, I prefer the look & feel of the old site. Simple, one thing at a time. The new site looks like something run by a mega-corporation. I realize it’s likely just a different way of presenting the various tags, but it looks (to me) too busy and visually too flashy.