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Travel Writer, Poet, Philosopher: Become a part of my story as I travel to Bogota to finish my final edits, then publish my 3 books.
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    EPICTETUS PACKAGE: Are you rich in spirit but poor in cash? That's fine by me, I appreciate all your support. Remember what Epictetus said, "He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things he does not have, but rejoices for those which he does."

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    ALPHA PACKAGE: Your name will be posted on my website and social media as a dedicated supporter. I will keep it there for for all eternity.
    BONUS-A lifetime of FREE travel advice, access to my private email address where you can ask me your global travel (or writing) questions any time.

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    BETA-BASH: This June 9th don't miss the hottest opening of summer party there is. Celebrate the completion of my books and be a part of the wrap-up party. At a soon to be announced venue, one of the hottest upcoming bands in LA has already been booked. This pledge will guarantee you one VIP ticket to the event.

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    CHARLIE PACKAGE: Your name on the dedication page and Deluxe-Edition Ebook versions of "Beyond Ataraxia""Five Weeks in the Amazon" and "Zenega" (when they are published in Sept.) PLUS One of 40 unique travel photo's shot by me around the world with a written description about what inspired me while I was there.

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    DELTA PACKAGE: Signed paperback versions of "Beyond Ataraxia""Five Weeks in the Amazon" and "Zenega"
    BONUS: ALPHA, BETA, CHARLIE package included.

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    ECHO PACKAGE: A personalized hand written poem. Created, signed and mailed from me to you. Your name on the dedication page PLUS signed paperback versions of "Beyond Ataraxia""Five Weeks in the Amazon" and "Zenega" BONUS: ALPHA, BETA, CHARLIE package included.

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    SHIPIBO PACKAGE: The actual leather-bound journal which I took with me to Peru and wrote the daily entries which comprise "Five Weeks in the Amazon". There is so much extra writing about the jungle found in this journal it makes this reward a remarkable piece for any future collector. PLUS signed paperback versions of "Beyond Ataraxia""Five Weeks in the Amazon" and "Zenega". BONUS: ALPHA, BETA, CHARLIE package included.

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    MINERVA PACKAGE: Los Angeles based painter BRANDON LOMAX(see link to the left), has collaborated with me to create a one of a kind piece. I hand wrote a poem overtop the backdrop of one of Brandon's original paintings, it tells and incredible visual story. PLUS signed paperback versions of "Beyond Ataraxia""Five Weeks in the Amazon" and "Zenega" BONUS: ALPHA, BETA, CHARLIE package included.

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    VISHNU PACKAGE: Handwritten version of all the poems found in "Zenega". In one compact travel journal, this was written while I was traveling through Thailand in 2012. At the time my idea was to scan these handwritten poems and make a book instead of using regular type. I decided against doing that and was therefore left with this book. When the published version becomes popular, this will become a valuable piece of literary history. Signed paperback versions of "Beyond Ataraxia""Five Weeks in the Amazon" and "Zenega" BONUS: ALPHA, BETA, CHARLIE package included.

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    VERITAS PACKAGE: Los Angeles based photographer DEAN BRADSHAW (see link to the left), went on his own trip to see the SAME shaman a year after I went. Get one of his amazing photographs from the Amazon with one of my poems written across if. There is no more descriptive way to experience "Five Weeks in the Amazon" than to get this collector package. PLUS signed paperback versions of "Beyond Ataraxia""Five Weeks in the Amazon" and "Zenega" BONUS: ALPHA, BETA, CHARLIE package included.

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    ARTEMIS PACKAGE: Live the experience and come join me for up to one week of travel anywhere I am in the world. Think my stories sound interesting? Want to hear about the time I went shark cage-diving? Or which stairwell in Prague leads you to a secret music venue? Or would you rather be a part of the story!
    If you haven't ever had your own adventure in life come join mine, heck maybe you'll write a book about it! (Details to be arranged with backer)

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