So just in case this doctoral thing doesn’t work out and I’m left 100 grand in debt, I’m going to start brainstorming additional income sources.
Solution #1: My Transformers Alternators action figure, Swindle (pictured in my Flickr photos), has nearly tripled in value since I bought it a few years ago for $19.99. Amazon now lists this “out-of-print” action figure for $59.99. Of course I didn’t find that out until I took the thing out of the box. So now it’s probably worth, like, 5 bucks.