Thursday, February 14, 2013

Kickstarting Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone!  We moved to Arizona on Valentine's Day 1979.  We flew into Tucson that day not knowing we were beginning many incredible new chapters in our life story.

Each year when Valentine's Day rolls around, we think first of our Wonderful Sweetie Susun and how grateful we are for her love, heart and spirit.

Then our thoughts turn to our own anniversary of arriving in Arizona.  As we look back on our 34 years here, we see a kaleidoscope of brilliant highs and lows and practically every shade of color for all the times in between.

Today, purely by happenstance, we received an opportunity to mark Valentine's Day in a very unusual and different way.  We launched a Kickstarter project entitled "Salmon River People."

Perhaps you have heard of Kickstarter or perhaps not.  It is arguably the best know "crowdfunding" website.  People put up projects on Kickstarter and other people say, "Hey, that looks great, here's some bucks to git 'er dun."

We have actually contributed to two Kickstarter project in the last couple of years.  You'd be quite surprised at the diversity and fund-raising goals of the various Kickstarter projects.  Just reading about all the projects is entertainment all by itself.

Our little project is very modest in comparison to 99% of the rest of the projects.  We're seeking to raise only $1,200.  That's peanuts compared to the goals of the other projects.  However, the $1,200 (if raised) will be just fine with us for what we propose to do.

In essence the money would pay for all of our summer travel to Salmon Country so that we can focus on what we most want to do--to describe the new faces of Salmon River People.  Some would say we priced our project far too low for the work involved.  We don't think like that.  If we can relax and take the time necessary to do our five Salmon River People webseries videos and accompanying online articles, then so much the better.  It's all good.

Don't worry, we are NOT soliciting you to donate to this project.  That's not what this blog post is about.  It's about Valentine's Day and how we were able to mark this special day with a unique new idea.

It will definitely be interesting to see how it all turns out.

Here's the Kickstarter project address:

Many Cheers & Happy Valentine's Day!  jp

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