Timothy Palmer

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I once heard someone say that what you can't not do is exactly what you should be doing.  For me, the thing that I can't not do is create.  I write songs. I perform poems. I travel and speak at events. Once, while I was in India, I even created a replica of an ancient Buddhist temple with my rice at dinner. Don't worry, the rice didn't go to waste. Once the temple was complete, I ate the whole thing! How Buddhist is that?
While some folks write songs and poems, occasionally speak at events, and maybe even make rice monuments during dinner, I've never been able to engage in the creative process as a hobby.  For me, it goes so much deeper than that- it's my calling.
Frederick Buechner defines vocation, one's sense of calling, like this; "Your vocation is that place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet." For me, starting this Patreon page is like taking a step, or a huge leap, toward that intersection of my gladness and the world's hunger. I believe folks need to know they are not alone.  So, when I write songs, poems, preach sermons, or make films, it's my way of whispering, "me too" into the experiences of others.
Creating these projects, and, hopefully, cultivating this community is also a way for my deep hunger to bring people joy might be met.  And that, this mutually-enhancing, joyful, and generative exchange in which everyone's hunger AND joy is met, is exactly what humanity was created for- togetherness. friendship. kinship.
So, thanks for your generosity, your encouragement, and for joining me on this journey! My hope is that, as I continue to find my voice, some of you will join the chorus.  My hope is that, as I meet folks whose light shines bright in this world, the flame of my own Love will be nurtured and grow.  My hope is that, together, humanity will move toward Love and Creation and away from fear and destruction!  And, maybe, we can also have some fun along the way! Now, let's get started...
Here's the first project in the queue!!
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One of the projects I'm most excited about diving into in 2017 is a web series titled "So I Have This Friend..." (yes, the ... is part of the title!).  I have incredible friends. They teach me so much, encourage me, and challenge my assumptions about EVERYTHING! They are teachers, artists, vagabonds, sinners, and saints.  One of them is even the pastor of a... wait for it... farm to table dinner church!  I know, how cool is that?!
Once we reach our first goal, we can shoot the pilot for season one of the series, and, perhaps, we can all begin to move past the labels that divide us toward the one label that brings us together...
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I once heard someone say that what you can't not do is exactly what you should be doing.  For me, the thing that I can't not do is create.  I write songs. I perform poems. I travel and speak at events. Once, while I was in India, I even created a replica of an ancient Buddhist temple with my rice at dinner. Don't worry, the rice didn't go to waste. Once the temple was complete, I ate the whole thing! How Buddhist is that?
While some folks write songs and poems, occasionally speak at events, and maybe even make rice monuments during dinner, I've never been able to engage in the creative process as a hobby.  For me, it goes so much deeper than that- it's my calling.
Frederick Buechner defines vocation, one's sense of calling, like this; "Your vocation is that place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet." For me, starting this Patreon page is like taking a step, or a huge leap, toward that intersection of my gladness and the world's hunger. I believe folks need to know they are not alone.  So, when I write songs, poems, preach sermons, or make films, it's my way of whispering, "me too" into the experiences of others.
Creating these projects, and, hopefully, cultivating this community is also a way for my deep hunger to bring people joy might be met.  And that, this mutually-enhancing, joyful, and generative exchange in which everyone's hunger AND joy is met, is exactly what humanity was created for- togetherness. friendship. kinship.
So, thanks for your generosity, your encouragement, and for joining me on this journey! My hope is that, as I continue to find my voice, some of you will join the chorus.  My hope is that, as I meet folks whose light shines bright in this world, the flame of my own Love will be nurtured and grow.  My hope is that, together, humanity will move toward Love and Creation and away from fear and destruction!  And, maybe, we can also have some fun along the way! Now, let's get started...
Here's the first project in the queue!!

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  • Sneak peek photos of upcoming releases
Supporter
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  • Plus all previous rewards
Partner
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  • Monthly patron-only livestream
  • Plus all previous rewards
Patron
$25 or more per month
  • Monthly Google Hangout with some awesome and inspiring special guests (I'm not saying Oprah is going to be there, but...)
  • Your name in the credits of each episode of "So I Have This Friend..."
  • Plus all previous rewards
Advocate
$50 or more per month
  • Weekly Behind-the-Scenes Exclusive Updates and Features
  • Monthly Postcard Exchange
  • Plus all previous rewards
Producer
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  • Your name listed as "Producer" in the credits of all video and print media
  • Plus all previous rewards
Underwriter
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  • Promotional consideration of your name or company displayed on all websites, media, and projects we create
  • Plus all previous rewards