Sunday, June 24, 2012

Final thank-you messages, and I Ching divinations!

Even though the Kickstarter project didn't meet its funding goal, I want to thank all of the generous project backers!  In particular, thank you to all of the new backers of the project leading up to the final project deadline.  Thank you to Sushilla, Nancy K., Ruth, Mary, Trevor, Annette, Marc, Kathy, Ben, Michelle, Janelle, Travis, Sylvia, and Rich!

Below are the individual, I Ching divinations for the final project backers.  Thank you, everyone!
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Thank you, Sushilla!

Divination:

Hexagram 12 (Stagnation): Do not fall into the ways of petty people.

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Thank you, Nancy K.!

Divination:

Hexagram 11 (Tranquility): You are on the right path.

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Thank you, Ruth!

Divination:

Hexagram 47 (Exhaustion): Meet adversity with resolution.

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Thank you, Mary!

Divination:

Hexagram 41 (Decrease): A period of decrease.

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Thank you, Trevor!

Divination:

Hexagram 52 (Keeping still): A time to quiet your heart.

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Thank you, Annette!

Divination:

Hexagram 18 (Decay): Act decisively to put things right.

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Thank you, Marc!

Divination:

Hexagram 26 (The taming power of the great): A time of potential.  Act prudently.

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Thank you, Kathy!

Divination:

Hexagram 44 (Contact): Beware of temptation.

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Thank you, Ben!

Divination:

Hexagram 24 (Return): A time of renewal.

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Thank you, Michelle!

Divination:

Hexagram 33 (Withdrawal): Make a strategic withdrawal.

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Thank you, Janelle!

Divination:

Hexagram 9 (The taming power of the small): From small increments come abundance.

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Thank you, Travis!

Divination:

Hexagram 22 (Adornment): Package things well.

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Thank you, Sylvia!

Divination:

Hexagram 59 (Dispersal): Nip the problem in the bud.

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Thank you, Rich!

Divination:

Hexagram 6 (Contention): Situation of tension.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Only 3 days to go!

I want to thank all of the new project backers!  Thank you Laura, Colleen, Elspeth, Darin, and Steffi!

A reporter from a weekly news magazine in Tianjin interviewed me about the project via e-mail this week, and her interview with me should be published in Tianjin prior to the project deadline.  She is also translating a poem of mine into mandarin to publish along with the interview.

Also, the Lawrence Journal World (the local newspaper in Lawrence, KS) will publish an article about the project later this week (prior to the final deadline).  Hopefully, all of this last-minute press coverage will result in a deluge of last-minute backers just prior to the deadline.  Keep your fingers crossed!

Here are the individual I Ching divinations for the new project backers:

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Thank you, Laura!

Divination:

Hexagram 21 (Biting through): Adopt severe measures.


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Thank you, Colleen!

Divination:

Hexagram 8 (Unity): Time for union and cooperation.



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Thank you, Elspeth!

Divination:

Hexagram 39 (Obstruction): You must overcome an obstacle ahead.



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Thank you, Darin!

Divination:

Hexagram 33 (Withdrawal): Make a strategic withdrawal.



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Thank you, Steffi!

Divination:

Hexagram 20 (Observing): Time for stocktaking.  Take a good look at yourself.





Friday, June 15, 2012

43% of the way there!

I want to thank all of the new project backers for their wonderful support!  Thank you, Katie, Ashley, Jeremy, Jane, Ann A., Cindy, Necia, Dan, Astrid, Caitlin, Ann M., and Kristen!  I'll post your I Ching divinations below!  There are only seven days left, and I still feel incredibly positive about reaching the project funding goal.  Thank you to everyone who has spread the word about the project so far.  If there are any other people you know who may be interested in the Tea & Gin Kickstarter project, please do let them know about it.  Word of mouth is a powerful thing!

Thanks so much again,

Ben
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Thank you, Katie!

Divination:

Hexagram 49 (Revolution): Accept revolutionary changes.



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Thank you, Ashley!







Divination:

Hexagram 48 (The well): You must understand basic truths.


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Thank you, Jeremy!


Divination:

Hexagram 2 (Yin, the receptive): Do not force matters but go with the flow.



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Thank you, Jane!

Divination:

Hexagram 41 (Decrease): A period of decrease.


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Thank you, Anne A.!


Divination:

Hexagram 59 (Dispersal): Give appropriate guidance and all will be of one mind.

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Thank you, Cindy!

Divination

Hexagram 50 (The cauldron): Lay the groundwork for something new.


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Thank you, Necia!

Divination

Hexagram 19 (Overseeing): Make good use of your advantageous position.

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Thank you, Dan!

Divination

Hexagram 24 (Renewal): A time for renewal.

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Thank you, Astrid!

Divination

Hexagram 50 (The cauldron): Lay the groundwork for something new.

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Thank you, Caitlin!

Divination

Hexagram 23 (Stripping away): Put things on hold.

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Thank you, Ann M.!

Divination

Hexagram 56 (The wanderer): Be humble on the road.

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Thank you, Kristen!

Divination:

Hexagram 56 (The wanderer): Be humble on the road.

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Monday, June 11, 2012

I Ching divinations for new project backers, and a project update video

I just uploaded a new, public project update video starring a pumpkin plant, two goats named Chester and Babygirl, and a tomatillo plant.  Feel free to share the video with folks who may be interested in backing the project (or are just interested in seeing the goats).

Thank you to all the new project backers! (Chery, Jess, Robin, Jen M., Amy, Alex B., Gina, Jessica, Elliott, Jonah, Shelley, Darrell, Matt & Jill, Jennifer P., Heather).  I'll post the most recent I Ching divinations below! 

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Thank you, Alex B.!

Divination:

Hexagram 61 (Inner truth): Keep to the middle way.

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Thank you, Amy!

Divination:

Hexagram 7 (The army): Learn the art of leadership.


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Thank you, Chery!

Divination:

Hexagram 18 (Decay): Act decisively to put things right.

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Thank you, Jen M.!

Divination:

Hexagram 51 (The arousing): A blessing in disguise.  Awakening jolt.

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Thank you, Jess!

Divination:

Hexagram 2 (Yin, the receptive): Do not force matters but go with the flow.

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Thank you, Robin!

Divination:

Hexagram 19 (Overseeing): Make good use of your advantageous position.

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Mother Earth News

Backer Shelley Stonebrook wrote about the Tea & Gin project on her Mother Earth News blog yesterday:

Tea & Gin blog post on Mother Earth News

Thanks, Shelley!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Thank you, to new project backers!

Thank you to everyone, especially to the new project backers!  The Tea & Gin Kickstarter project is 26% funded, and there are still 13 days until the project deadline!

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Thank you, Gina!

Divination:

Hexagram 33 (Withdrawal): Make a strategic withdrawal.

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Thank you, Jessica!

Divination:

Hexagram 64 (Before completion): The goal is within reach but do not celebrate prematurely.

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Thank you, Elliott!

Divination:

Hexagram 55 (Abundance): Things are at a peak or climax.

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Thank you, Jonah!

Divination:

Hexagram 11 (Tranquility): You are on the right path.

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Thank you, Shelley!

Divination:

Hexagram 28 (Pre-eminence): Things are strained to the breaking point.

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Thank you, Darrell! (a.k.a., Dad)

Divination:

Hexagram 35 (Progress):  A time to make progress.

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Thank you, Matt & Jill!

Divination:

Hexagram 7 (The army): Learn the art of leadership.

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Thank you, Jennifer P.!

Divination:

Hexagram 53 (Gradual progress): Slow but steady progress.

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Thank you, Heather!

Divination:

Hexagram 2 (Yin, the receptive): Do not force matters but go with the flow.





Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Thank you to new project backers, and I Ching divinations

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Here are the I Ching divinations, for the new backers!
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Thank you, Jen K.!

Divination:

Hexagram 6 (Contention): Situation of tension.

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Thank you, Jodee!

Divination:

Hexagram 54 (The proper place): Do not lose heart, but persevere, no matter the circumstances.

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Thank you, Audrey!

Divination:

Hexagram 47 (Exhaustion): Meet adversity with resolution.

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Thank you, Marty!

Divination:

Hexagram 51 (The arousing): A blessing in disguise.  Awakening jolt.

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Thank you, Joe!

Divination:

Hexagram 26 (The taming power of the great): A time of potential.  Act prudently.