Paul Spooner is creating awesome for God
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Hi patrons,
I'm trying to spend less time wearing my "HVAC Engineer" hat so I can find more time to wear the "Being Awesome for God" hat. Difficulty is, I have a wife and five kids to take care of, which, if we're continuing the hat metaphor, is the "Husband and Father" hat that I wear under the other hats... or maybe I need the other hats in order to wear that one?

Anyway, I need to feed, clothe, house, instruct and inspire my family. If you can help me with those first three, I'll have more time for the last two, and I'll consider you all to be part of my family for those purposes. Think of it as an investment, one which I'll always strive to make you glad to have made.

Thanks for your support.
Paul Spooner P.E.

You're still here? The pledge button is just over there. Even a dollar a month helps.

What's that? You want some examples of stuff I've done so you have some assurance I'm not going to waste my time watching Game of Thrones and playing flappy bird?
Fair enough, below is a rough cross-section of projects I've done: 
Dramatic readings of  booksarticles (like this one), and rambles on various topics. I improvise (mostly on the piano) as well as sing both solo and in a chorale. I also like writing my own lyrics. I even made a terrible music video! I maintain three blogs, wrote a 120K-word science-fiction novel (building on the work of Shamus Young with whom I also co-host a weekly podcast) and have another book in the works. I've also written some long-form poetryI've done a number of 3d modeling commissions and collaborations, one of which was a feature length movie. I maintain my own website, mess with Python, wrote some code for Minecraft, and enjoy crafting parametric geometry. I like making real life objects as well, including ferrocement structures and sculpturestree fortswood carving, and plate armor. I also act, and have starred as the mad king Macbeth, the crazy nephew Teddy, the murderous king Claudius (seeing a pattern here?), and a few others.
Rewards
Patron
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
Access to patron-only posts and updates. Plus you can print a copy of your rank badge!
Source-eror
$7 or more per month 0 patrons
I'll release the source material to you (on request) for any of my creations.
At this tier I'll send you a 3D printed plastic rank badge.
Collaborator
$29 or more per month 0 of 610 patrons
You'll have access to daily work-in-progress updates (when I'm working on something) and I'll be looking in your direction for feedback.
Rank badge in sandstone.
Comissioner
$123 or more per month 0 of 34 patrons
At this level and higher, I'll send you a 3d printed miniature every time I finish a major project. Requests welcome.

Rank badge in sintered 3d printed stainless steel.

Courtier
$512 or more per month 0 of 8 patrons
While I don't entertain myself, I will entertain you. Once per month, at your request, I'll make something special just for you. (Roughly a half-day project of some sort.) You also get project miniatures!

 Rank badge in solid Brass.

Denizen
$2,207 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
I'll reserve a room in my house, and a place at my table, just for you. You can come over whenever you want, and stay as long as you want. (I might use the room for other things when you're not around.) This might take a month or so to set up. Also includes miniatures and personal projects.

Rank badge in solid silver. 

Potentate
$9,349 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
A potent patron indeed! You're welcome to join in my projects whenever you want, remotely or in person. Includes miniatures, and space in my home.

Rank badge in solid gold.

Goals
$10 of $46,368 per month
We will invite two additional patrons (room, board, and minimum wage allowance included) to come along, for a total of 5 patrons per month.
This is the final goal!
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Hi patrons,
I'm trying to spend less time wearing my "HVAC Engineer" hat so I can find more time to wear the "Being Awesome for God" hat. Difficulty is, I have a wife and five kids to take care of, which, if we're continuing the hat metaphor, is the "Husband and Father" hat that I wear under the other hats... or maybe I need the other hats in order to wear that one?

Anyway, I need to feed, clothe, house, instruct and inspire my family. If you can help me with those first three, I'll have more time for the last two, and I'll consider you all to be part of my family for those purposes. Think of it as an investment, one which I'll always strive to make you glad to have made.

Thanks for your support.
Paul Spooner P.E.

You're still here? The pledge button is just over there. Even a dollar a month helps.

What's that? You want some examples of stuff I've done so you have some assurance I'm not going to waste my time watching Game of Thrones and playing flappy bird?
Fair enough, below is a rough cross-section of projects I've done: 
Dramatic readings of  booksarticles (like this one), and rambles on various topics. I improvise (mostly on the piano) as well as sing both solo and in a chorale. I also like writing my own lyrics. I even made a terrible music video! I maintain three blogs, wrote a 120K-word science-fiction novel (building on the work of Shamus Young with whom I also co-host a weekly podcast) and have another book in the works. I've also written some long-form poetryI've done a number of 3d modeling commissions and collaborations, one of which was a feature length movie. I maintain my own website, mess with Python, wrote some code for Minecraft, and enjoy crafting parametric geometry. I like making real life objects as well, including ferrocement structures and sculpturestree fortswood carving, and plate armor. I also act, and have starred as the mad king Macbeth, the crazy nephew Teddy, the murderous king Claudius (seeing a pattern here?), and a few others.

Recent posts by Paul Spooner

Rewards
Patron
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
Access to patron-only posts and updates. Plus you can print a copy of your rank badge!
Source-eror
$7 or more per month 0 patrons
I'll release the source material to you (on request) for any of my creations.
At this tier I'll send you a 3D printed plastic rank badge.
Collaborator
$29 or more per month 0 of 610 patrons
You'll have access to daily work-in-progress updates (when I'm working on something) and I'll be looking in your direction for feedback.
Rank badge in sandstone.
Comissioner
$123 or more per month 0 of 34 patrons
At this level and higher, I'll send you a 3d printed miniature every time I finish a major project. Requests welcome.

Rank badge in sintered 3d printed stainless steel.

Courtier
$512 or more per month 0 of 8 patrons
While I don't entertain myself, I will entertain you. Once per month, at your request, I'll make something special just for you. (Roughly a half-day project of some sort.) You also get project miniatures!

 Rank badge in solid Brass.

Denizen
$2,207 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
I'll reserve a room in my house, and a place at my table, just for you. You can come over whenever you want, and stay as long as you want. (I might use the room for other things when you're not around.) This might take a month or so to set up. Also includes miniatures and personal projects.

Rank badge in solid silver. 

Potentate
$9,349 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
A potent patron indeed! You're welcome to join in my projects whenever you want, remotely or in person. Includes miniatures, and space in my home.

Rank badge in solid gold.