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    Question - "What does having a dream mean to you?"
    Answer - "A dream is a goal glimmering in the distance; it is an inner calling which, when accomplished,
    serves as the rite of passage into wisdom." Erden Eruç - Sep 17, 2004

    Image: Pledge total reached $35,512 only to evaporate unless we reach $50,000 in 10 more days. Pledge total reached $35,512 only to evaporate unless we reach $50,000 in 10 more days.
    Image: 200 backers took us up to 75% in 20 days - 10 days remain to find an additional $12,588. 200 backers took us up to 75% in 20 days - 10 days remain to find an additional $12,588.

    Last 10 days to succeed!
    August 9, 2013    
    Our 30-day KickStarter campaign to finance the production costs of the documentary: "Castaway with Purpose" has 10 days to go. A total of 200 backers so far have pledged the campaign up to 75% level. Further $12,588 remain to gather in pledges.

    So far the average pledge is $188. So the arithmetic suggests that we need to reach 67 more potential backers to succeed. If we ask each one of our existing 200 backers to try to find two others to pledge, and only a third of them succeed in bringing in just one other backer, we will make it. Am I being too optimistic? I am confident our supporters will prove me right. But if I am wrong and we do not bring in the last $12,588, then we will lose all pledges, no money will change hands... a total bummer!

    The campaign will last through August 18th. Details and updates are on the KickStarter page. Please make sure to browse the swags on the right hand side column. Then all you have to do is to push that big green button to the right of the video which says [Back This Project] on it.

    In case you are wondering, I elaborated in my July 23 dispatch on how the "ALL OR NOTHING" KickStarter process works.

    Would you be kind to share the KickStarter campaign URL with your circle of friends, coworkers, employers? We do not yet have a corporate sponsor for this documentary. Although we are relying on public support here, this could be a good/affordable sponsorship opportunity since sponsors can appear as "Producer" or as sponsor depending.

    Should your friends become a backer at any level at all, they will automatically be included in email updates from our KickStarter campaign blog. We will periodically post progress messages and other relevant information about the documentary in that blog. If they are in Seattle, the $350 ticket for a couple on the ROYAL ARGOSY Cruise is a great deal. We would love to have 60 of our supporters there for sure to have a great outing altogether.

    Thank you for your help and for your consideration!


    Previous Dispatches

    KickStarter campaign to finance our documentary!    July 23, 2013
    Time flies! It was a year ago on July 21 that I returned to Bodega Bay in California, to conclude my human powered circumna


    So much to say!    June 26, 2013
    I have been silent for quite some time. March through May was a whirlwind of travel and much introspection in between. While I knew that I would have changed, I was not ready for how difficult the r


    TV, News, Awards and brief update    February 4, 2013
    I am now in Sydney, Australia for a while where I joined Nancy. This is a city with excellent public transportation that is sunny with a steady sea breeze, quite an improvement over Seattle’s gl

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