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Barry SAYS:
Wow! I’m looking at the Cro…

I’m looking at the Crowdrise stats as I write this, and I am flat out stunned. In one day, 99% of the Street Lit goal. You all have been incredible in your kindness and generosity. Thank you. Over and over!

The $1,388 that you’ve contributed will go towards immediate purchases of supplies, dictionaries, and writing instruction books I will make available for those who are into this for deeper work. And a radical upgrade to the munchie table. (I’m not above bribing attendees with food. Not at all.)

This initial funding round will create a standing account to keep the ball rolling. Supplies will be used up, food and drink each week will be bought, and incidentals such as printing or transportation can be approached without so much concern over breaking the budget. You’ve made it so that I can meet with my peeps as a stronger facilitator, one who knows that costs are covered for the time being, and for some time into the future.

I’m experiencing the same emotions I’ve gone through when gifted with scholarships, or an unexpected kindness from professors, friends, or even support flowing in from the world at large. (It’s also a bit like an acceptance note from a publication!) The feeling is gratitude, yes, of course, but it’s also a sense of responsibility. I’ve been entrusted with a task, and now one of my drives to make it a success is that I refuse to let you all down.

Thank you all. You rock!
Barry (and the Street Lit Authors Club!)

PS: As I closed this note, notification just came through that we’ve hit our goal!

The last $12 rolled in from one of my original Street Lit madmen, Ian, an all-round crazy good guy. He wrote with his donation: "For the finish line. This is an endeavor worth doing." Thanks, buddy.

PPS: I’m going to keep the fundraiser open indefinitely, since expenses will be ongoing, so there’s no need to stop sharing, is there? :-)
3 years ago
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Barry SAYS:
Thomas--You rock. Thanks! …
Thomas--You rock. Thanks!

Just so you know, I can hop a bus to Half Price Books now, and with your cash in hand, walk out with dictionaries or just some quality novels (or whatever--but quality)...enough to make it through at least a couple of weeks when no one has to shrink from their own words because they can't spell 'em.

That's a really amazing thing, and it's all your fault!

Take care,
3 years ago
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Thomas. Cardwell
San Antonio, TX United States
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