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Awe yeah, the almighty red carpet! When people imagine the red carpet, they often envision – lights, camera, action – Hollywood! Star strutted status of various anticipated prestigious awards! Or Royalty and their entourage. However; there are numerous monumental red carpet moments in every ones life! Be it a Prom or Graduation. Job promotion or Career transformation. Marriage or get the Cradle ready. A Recreational recognition in Sports, Art, the Community, etc. The Cherry runner is afoot endlessly for any ripeness!

Oh, but heed the slippery slopes whence lay the thinly padded ‘blush mat’ of Shame. For even many a President have walked this crimson carpet. For example, he who could not quote “Fool Me Once Shame on You; Fool Me Twice Shame on Me”, has now ironically earned the name, ‘Bush Shame’.

And so there are occasions to proudly roll out the ‘burgundy carpet’ and there are times to tread lightly upon it. Today though; I learnt about the ‘ruby carpeted Encore’. Whence from behind the camouflaged curtain a figure appears to take a final bow. However; if any of us had to walk this red carpet, surely none could ever be as diligent as this distinguished Gentleman.

Scene: Work

Gathering: Employers, Employees, Co-Workers, Friends

Enter: Distinguished Gentleman

Précis of Speech: As most of you all know, today is my last day as I have been diagnosed with a rare inoperable stomach caner and will be going to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland for treatment.

This Distinguished Gentleman continued, I am not much of a religious man yet. However; if some of you are – please remember to include my Wife in your prayers also. He then added his usual sense of humor to what has to be the bleakest moment in his life. Having returned home from War some years ago, he promised himself milkshakes! Stating, and though there is no scientific proof rather Arby’s or Wendy’s or McDonald's… milkshakes may have contributed to his stomach cancer; he sure enjoyed them as we all can tell by the size of his belly. He continued by humorously going into detail about how our Security Personnel adamantly would not let him enter the work premises today because he inadvertently forgot his proper identification. Ending, he therefore must leave before Security towed his car off.

Here is a man; already burdened with irrefutable fate, having to put his best foot forward for his peers – Friends…, whilst being ridiculed by his and our own Security System. Yet instead of giving up, turning his automobile around, and just returning home; he – being the Distinguished Gentleman he is - merely parks his auto on the side and walks inside his place of employment, sequentially to pace the ‘ruby carpet’ for us.

Surely cancer does not stand a fighting chance against such a Man with this kind of admirable caliber!

"Is That All There Is" by Peggy Lee

Posted by ndpthepoetress Jean Michelle Culp in , , , , , , , | June 28, 2007 No comments
Today My Friend you tell me, two weeks now you not take your medicines

Oh how I know you yearn for death

Even signed a no resuscitation form, no life support.

I understand my Friend that heart surgery merely let your heart mend

While the remnants of your fragile self still lingers in an unwanted life

Yet to hope for death by increased blood pressure or worse

Surely pain will torturously inflict first

Or create nurse maids of your Family.

Though depression be ever so deep My Friend

You need to reach out to those whom can Professionally help

Least vegetative state becomes your final resting place.

© - Jeane Michelle Culp
Posted by ndpthepoetress Jean Michelle Culp in , , , , , | June 26, 2007 No comments
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Why Knowing The Secret Of Sadness Is Important To Your Health? by Zach Kong

To be frank with you, the secret of sadness is no secret at all. It is just that many of us fail to see it even though it is always right in front of us.

I believe both you and I know that sadness is just a part and parcel of life. This is the truth and will always be the truth.

Regardless of who you are or how much you earn, you are bound to experience sadness as you travel through this journey I call Life.

In fact, when you start to look closely into the secret of sadness, it actually states taht happiness is the root cause of all sadness.

You can never experience sorrow without first experiencing happiness or and displeasure without contentment.

Happiness and sadness are just 2 sides of the same coin. They come together and they will be together. One follows the other.

All sadness and sorrows arise from your misconception of happiness. To be more accurate, your wrong preception of your lost happiness.

Now think about it carefully. Can happiness really be lost? Is it really true that our "lost" happiness can never be acquired back and experienced again?

The truth is, those happy moments and experiences are not lost and never are.

What you have lost is in fact the source of it. Not the happiness itself.

For example you are just fired from a job you really, really like. How do you feel? Sad!

So what are you really sad about? It is because of the job or it is because of other issues like having to leave your kind and helpful colleagues? Your passion for the job? The fulfillment you get from the job?

When you really start to look into it, you will start to find that what you have really lost or what you missed is not the source of the happiness. You are in fact missing the good feeling or positive emotion you obtain from them.

Therefore by constantly focusing your attention on the source of your happiness and your lost of it, you will not be going anywhere but continuously feeling sad for your perceived loses, happiness.

It may be true that you have lost the source of it; however you have never lost that happiness. You just have to look for it at a different place.

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
~~ Helen Keller ~~

Now I am not saying that you shouldn't feel sad over someone's death or over the lost of something you missed dearly.

What I am trying to say is that sadness should not be used as an excuse for you to indulge in self-pity and self sympathy.

What I learn from the secret of sadness is that sadness in fact is another way you express your gratitude and appreciation for the thing, person or event which bring you your happiness.

You feel sad because you miss the good old times, joy and laughter you had, acknowledging the fact that you will not be receiving your happiness anytime soon from them.

In addition, you also recognize the fact that your happiness is in fact not all lost. You just have to move forward and keep looking.

Therefore rather than constantly looking at the closed door and hoping that it will be opened up for you again, why not focuse your attention on the present and start looking for new and more interesting opportunities that are sure to come your way?

Remember the secret of sadness? Happiness is never lost. You just have to keep looking in front you not and not get blinded by your past perceived "lost".

Zach Kong is web entrepreneur, a self mastery trainer and advisor. He has written several articles on self improvement and revealing the secret of sadness. His websites have provided people with valuable advice, free tools and useful resources.

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Adding Mystery to Your Life

by Randy Gilbert - Date: 2007-06-23

You may or may not have been born to superhuman intelligence or super detective skills but one of the first words you probably drove your parents crazy with was 'why?'.

"Humans need mystery and challenges. They motivate us to show our true colors." So says John Shimmin, archeologist and author of The Manx Grail Chronicles: Mystery of the Templar Treasure. When asked why he writes mysteries, Shimmin said that he wants to engage the reader's imagination and critical thinking skills.

Here are six tips and strategies Shimmin shared about the benefits of keeping mystery alive in your life:

1. Expand your brain. Shimmin holds that our lives are filled with repetitive tasks and passive interests like TV and video. Most entertainment spoon-feeds the brain into a vegetative state. Look for chances to break your routine and find more engaging entertainment. When we read mysteries, we think outside the box or our personal comfort zone. Mysteries are good exercise for our under-worked brains.

2. Learn about truth versus story. Shimmin spent thirty years searching for truth in his archeological studies. What he found was that history is slanted by the person or organization who records it.

Shimmins's advice; "Don't look to history for truth -- history often takes on the agenda of the teller. Mythology may hold more clues to ancient truths than history."

3. Recognize the truth in story. Truth in stories was a way to pass information down through generations before the written word was widespread. Mythology has endured for thousands of years, and is based in truth.

On the other hand, history is shrouded in opinion; it may be distorted to suit the needs of an organization, as in Catholic religious doctrines. Beyond historical truths, there are truths we can learn about human nature from obvious fantastical tales such as 'Aesop's Fables'.

4. Learn how historical events depend on the Author. For example, the Dark Ages were so called because the Catholic Church ruled over people by instilling fear and hoarding knowledge. Any truths which opposed the will of the Church were discounted as heresy and believers were coerced to change their opinions. If they refused, they were banished or killed.

5. Apply mysteries to everyday. From figuring out who stole the last cookie to solving a crime, we encounter mystery all the time. Our brains thrive on answering questions. Solving mysteries keeps us sharp: thinking, deducing and reacting.

The easiest way to find a mystery is to do a little people watching. If you're still struggling, try spending time with a kid.

6. Get a team. Shimmin does not use a Sherlock Holmes character in his plots to solve all of the story's mysteries. Life rarely has a central hero character who singlehandedly has all the answers or the ability to figure out the mystery alone.

A more realistic approach is teamwork. Recognize and encourage special talents in the people around you. People are a lot more likely to volunteer a talent that they feel is respected.

Dr. Proactive, Randy Gilbert, enjoyed learning from John Shimmin, archeologist and mystery author for an Inside Success Radio interview. Listen for free at:

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Posted by ndpthepoetress Jean Michelle Culp in , , , , , | June 23, 2007 2 comments

J M Culp, You are a Motivational Visionary

Ideas and options are what you're always creating and doing.

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Find out what kind of thinker you are – are you a bold visionary, cautious analyzer, charming extrovert or a warm people-person? Take a few minutes to fill out this short, fun quiz and find out with an amazingly detailed report. The results may surprise you!


Understanding the Big Picture

Thinking and processing! That's what you love to do the most. Ideas and options are what you're always creating. Once something seems concrete, structured and complete, you have a way of coming up with a creative option that changes the whole and leads to a better building process.

Most of the time you are very uncanny about seeing and understanding the big picture. Yes, you're a holistic thinker that is always asking the question "How?" Everything, including the smallest detail, needs to be woven into a framework to answer your question of "How?" Not one step can be taken until you know how that one step fits into the whole. These are some of the many reasons why people refer to you as a visionary.

How You Think

Your thinking process is mostly intuitive and analogic. However, you do use facts and logic to back up your intuitive thought processing. When you weave these processes together, you're constantly challenging logical and scientific thought. You seem to stretch the facts to create a new theory or develop a synthetic way of tying different theories together. This optional way of thinking energizes your thought processes while at the same time focuses your energy on the facts in specific, yet different, ways.

Dynamic Creativity

Change, particularly in ideas, is never-ending for you. What you're enthusiastic about today may not be the focus of your energy in a week, a month or year. People that know you see a dynamic stream of consciousness which, given the right amount of time and people support, allows you to develop idealistic and artistic themes into living and creative realities. It makes no difference whether they are software programs, pieces of art, strategies for corporations or new, holistic developments for organic gardening.

There is no timeline or deadline for your accomplishments. They are never-ending because you will go back and transform them if they evolve into a different whole within you. That is why in school or at work you procrastinate until the last moment to finish a paper, an assignment, or a project. If you do the work early, you'll have to go back and change it completely because you'll see it in a different contextual whole at the time when it is due. So, why redo it?

Exploring Options

Every so often paradoxical thoughts attract you. While most people avoid them, you seem curious and comfortable with them. That's because, once again, your need for creative and optional thinking doesn't have to be tied consistently together with logical and factual data.

You're attracted to the unknown more than the known. You're drawn to what's unusual about something rather than what is ordinary about it. If it's strange or way out there, you'll want to know and read about it. You may take an idea from this and apply it in some practical way.

As a scientist or scholar, you have a bent towards the artistic side. What other people see as facts, you may see as shades of facts or possibilities of different facts. It's the development and the creation of new ideas and ways of looking at something that excites you. Your world is the world of possibilities and visions.

Thinking of the Future

You're always thinking about the future and you have an usual awareness as to what may happen. What you forecast is not always logical and sometimes makes many people uncomfortable. But if they've known you long enough, they use the awareness to be better prepared for upcoming situations or events.

How You Communicate with Others

People want you to share your thoughts with them. That's because your ideas and expressions usually give a different slant on a topic or on what's happening. Many times others look to you for your awareness or guidance about something.

You're an excellent communicator with individuals and small groups of three, no more than four people. You listen attentively to what people say, how they say it and what feelings are generated. When you give feedback, it is usually very sensitive and leads to further communication. You have an unusual awareness for what is happening to the person and others that are participating. It's almost like a sixth sense. Sometimes, people distance themselves from you because of this sensitivity and your feedback.

The same thing happens when you enter a room with people conversing. Without trying, you can sense the themes of the discussions and the feelings being expressed. As you join a group, people are drawn to you and have a need to express their thoughts and feelings in your presence. You seem to be a natural facilitator for communication on all levels.

Motivating Others

Every so often, you'll be inspired enough to positively motivate people to follow you as their leader. When you're in this action mode, you can speak before and lead large groups of people, even major organizations if you've had enough previous experience. Your words will flow fluidly and touch the hearts and minds of those listening. You'll have a dynamic energy that will focus people to successfully accomplish the goals and objectives set forth.

Yes, if the situation is right, you can go from this quiet, sensitive thinker and communicator to a charismatic, dynamic leader who is not afraid of risks or of being wrong. It's not as dramatic as being Clark Kent and turning into Superman. However, if some persons have never experienced this transition in you, they may be pleasantly surprised if they are on your team or a employee/member in your organization. However, you should know that, once the mission and goals have been accomplished, you're quite satisfied to return to being the thinker and sensitive communicator.

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People who have a predominantly Left-brain Abstractthinking style thrive on careful analysis of all pertinent factors before making any decisions. Their style is naturally systematic and detail-oriented, characterized by the pursuit of logic, predictability and discipline. They may appear distant and aloof at times, as they prefer to listen rather than talk. They tend to stick to the rules and stay within the confines of their orderly world.

When communicating with a Left-brain Abstract person, you are likely to experience the following characteristics:

  • You might find their passion for logical analysis to be ponderous or overly pedantic at times, but if you keep an open mind, their conclusions could be beneficial to you.

  • In situations where you must collaborate on a project or a plan, their tendency to stick to the rules can be limiting to your own creative visions. Present your optional ideas as logical alternatives worthy of consideration.

  • They may appear distant and aloof at times, as they prefer to listen rather than talk. Don't take this personally or assume they're arrogant. Remember that they're absorbing and processing information before they render an opinion.

  • They can be a valuable source of background or historical information, which you sometimes tend to overlook while you aim for the "big picture." Nevertheless, expect them to provide more details than you might care for.

People who have a predominantly Right-brain Concrete thinking style thrive on interacting with people and being the center of attention. They inspire others with their charm and warm personality. They can read other people very easily and use their intuitive skills to adapt effortlessly to changing situations. They are excellent at exciting and persuading others to follow their suggestions. They often speak without spending too much time thinking about what to say.

When communicating with a Right-brain Concrete person, you are likely to experience the following characteristics:

  • At times, you might find their ebullient need to be the center of attention to be overpowering or annoying.

  • Like therapists, they can sometimes encourage you to open up and confide with them about personal problems or concerns you have. You're usually okay with this, as long as they don't pry too deeply or push their solutions too strongly.

  • As much as you think before you speak, they think by speaking. They are excellent at exciting and persuading others to follow their suggestions.

  • Even if they don't take logic or factual data into account, they may come up with innovative or imaginative ideas that are worthy of your consideration.

  • Since you both like to come up with ideas, the verbal interaction can be both personally rewarding and productive. They may not share your visionary creativity, but they often have an intuitive sense of what is most suited for you.

  • They can sometimes seem manipulative in getting their way. While you might find their personal charm and charisma irresistible, don't allow yourself to be swayed in a direction that you know is not right for you.

People who have a predominantly Left-brain Concrete thinking style are action-oriented and thrive on challenge. As movers of people and organizations, they enforce rules, focus on goals, meet deadlines, and demand immediate action. They typically avoid getting bogged down in details and want to go directly to the bottom line. They prefer short and easy action-items or conclusions. They are decisive people who want to get things done quickly and efficiently.

When communicating with a Left-brain Concrete person, you are likely to experience the following characteristics:

  • You might find their style at times overbearing or in some cases, even intimidating. As a result, you're likely to interact with them only as much as absolutely necessary.

  • When it comes to solving problems, they view feelings or abstract concepts as intrusions that prevent them from reaching a firm conclusion. You'd be better off not allowing your feelings to become too much of an issue.

  • On the other hand, your feelings about certain situations are paramount to your comfort level, so don't be afraid to let them know how important that is to you.

  • There might be times that you will feel they are pushing too hard to get you to make a final decision. On the other hand, you might be struggling with all the options you're considering and could benefit from their decisive nature.

  • Don't be offended by their direct talk if it seems abrupt Ð they are goal-oriented people who know how to get things done.

When communicating with another Left-brain Concrete, you are likely to experience the following characteristics:

  • Like you, they tend to be visionary thinkers who look at the big picture and try to understand how things relate to each other.

  • They value creative, inspirational options as much as you do. They can usually provide interesting alternatives that would be worth your while to consider. At times, however, you might become a bit irritated with their tendency to go off on tangents when you're trying to focus on a particular issue of concern.

  • With the tendency you both have to procrastinate while exploring your options, one of you will need to refocus your energies on making a decision when the need to accomplish something arises.

  • You are both open-minded and feelings-oriented. Together, you are likely to create a relaxed, low-key atmosphere based on trust and good rapport.

  • Remember to be patient with their quiet, reflective nature; just like you, they may be thinking of other options that are more suitable for you or for themselves.

  • Ultimately, you both need to feel comfortable with how your decisions fit into your world.


Using the Concluder style of learning can create stress for you. Yes, you can use it for short periods of time as a learning or production tool. But, the longer you use it, the more stressed you become. Your energy-focus, which accesses this particular process, may be blocked sometimes. It's as if you have a blind spot in this part of your repertoire. You just don't like to have to use it as a primary tool. The following is what may create stress for you if used for more than short time periods:

  • Always trying to be in control of or in charge of everything and everyone
  • Insisting on asking the question, "What is the objective of doing this?" and immediately taking action to accomplish it
  • Making sure everything you attempt is based on concrete, realistic and linear steps
  • Being concise about everything you think, learn or do ("less is more")
  • Demanding that efficiency be a constant motivator and goal
  • Being the highest achiever and one of the most successful people at all costs

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  • Posted by ndpthepoetress Jean Michelle Culp in , , , , , , | June 21, 2007 3 comments
    I write this for a Friend who is battling ‘old and new demons’

    Title: Yellow is not always Gold

    So the monkey beckons your company
    Golden laced bananas dangled from the hanging tree
    Booze to drown your distress
    Pills to camouflage your illusions
    But nothing seems to deaden the numbness you feel
    Don’t you know the mirror is merely an instrument

    So you saw you are human, you are not 'SuperMan'
    You have needs too
    You hurt – you ache
    And what of this new found anger
    Does it make you less than a man?
    (beast, beast, beast…. shhhh…)

    Keep the monkey in its' tree
    Come save yourself, you are not alone
    Reach out and pull into yourself that which you need to feel -
    To feel human once again
    Can't be afraid to ask
    It will not make you less of a man

    Just don’t take the bananas – don’t
    Don’t go swinging from tree to tree
    For you’ll only hang yourself
    Signing your own fate

    So put the needle to the Pen and scream upon blank pages
    Let me hear what is going on inside your numbness
    All you have to do is reach, beyond the monkey - reach
    Beyond the banana trees - reach
    (shhhh… what of the monstrous beast…)

    Maybe best to face the animal inside us all
    Than tackle a monkey upon your back
    So, no bananas for you today.

    ©-Jeane Michelle Culp

    Author, an online Bud has asked -Jeane M. Culp to write his "Love Saga". All the Story and poetry posts can now be found in one location, in one Series at: Binding Ink II
    Posted by ndpthepoetress Jean Michelle Culp in , , , , , , , , | June 19, 2007 4 comments

    Somewhere between Fiction and Non-Fiction the Reality of 'Letting Go' Continues

    [Scene: The Hangover

    Author: awakens long enough to 'Let Go' its' latest victim]

    Sadly, you just don't get it yet

    You still think that after all the lonely weekends

    After every night alone

    Your day time 'give a darn', just doesn't 'give a damn' any more

    But now you need to go on and save yourself

    For the monster has crept in

    Leave while you can

    This nightmare has just begun

    Perhaps one can merely feed a dog scraps and leftovers for so long

    Before the beast within the Bitch rages out in anger

    Leave me to my ''UnComfortably Numbness'– I don't give a damn no more

    Can't you see – your 'give a darn' has gone

    You can not reach me, it's too late

    Deafen your ears; you need not hear my howling as if at the moon

    Let them be merely echoes in the cold dark night

    Just go on and save yourself – go on

    For the monster has crept in

    Leave while you can

    For my nightmare has just begun.

    …just a simple 'Pen' prick.

    ©-Jeane Michelle Culp (©#U671zX2456)

    Author, an online Bud has asked -Jeane M. Culp to write his "Love Saga". All the Story and poetry posts can now be found in one location, in one Series at: Binding Ink II

    What does the song say to you?

    “Pain without love, rather feel pain than nothing at all” Agree or Disagree? Why?



    Pain, without love
    Pain, I can't get enough
    Pain, I like it rough
    'Cause I'd rather feel pain than nothing at all

    You're sick of feeling numb
    You're not the only one
    I'll take you by the hand
    And I'll show you a world that you can understand
    This life is filled with hurt
    When happiness doesn't work
    Trust me and take my hand
    When the lights go out you will understand

    Pain, without love
    Pain, I can't get enough
    Pain, I like it rough
    'Cause I'd rather feel pain than nothing at all
    Pain, without love
    Pain, I can't get enough
    Pain, I like it rough
    'Cause I'd rather feel pain than nothing at all

    Anger and agony
    Are better than misery
    Trust me I've got a plan
    When the lights go off you will understand

    Pain, without love
    Pain, I can't get enough
    Pain, I like it rough
    'Cause I'd rather feel pain than nothing at all
    Pain, without love
    Pain, I can't get enough
    Pain, I like it rough
    'Cause I'd rather feel pain than nothing
    Rather feel pain

    I know (I know I know I know I know)
    That you're wounded
    You know (You know you know you know you know)
    That I'm here to save you
    You know (You know you know you know you know)
    I'm always here for you
    I know (I know I know I know I know)
    That you'll thank me later

    Pain, without love
    Pain, can't get enough
    Pain, I like it rough
    'Cause I'd rather feel pain than nothing at all
    Pain, without love
    Pain, I can't get enough
    Pain, I like it rough
    'Cause I'd rather feel pain than nothing at all
    Pain, without love
    Pain, I can't get enough
    Pain, I like it rough
    'Cause I'd rather feel pain than nothing at all
    Rather feel pain than nothing at all
    Rather feel pain

    Discussion Continued:

    eastcoastdweller has left a new comment on your post "PAIN THREE DAYS GRACE":

    Guess my mind is in the gutter -- I interpreted that song -- it has a great beat, BTW -- as a call for a little S&M.

    Reminds me of another classic: "C'mon, baby, make it hurt so good."

    -jeane michelle culp response:

    I expected some people to interpret the song this way, but not you eastcoastdweller – LOL. However; I must admit – when I first heard the song, I thought the same thing and found myself embarrassed. Then the lyrics grasped me like a familiar reality. First if the song was about sadism and masochism, one would not need to wait for the lights to go out, nor have a plan. Plus, S&M is perhaps entering into the psychological aspect. Then one must also take into consideration without the gutter concept; other psychological behaviors such as self-mutilation. Therefore; to look at the lyrics in a rather poetic form, what than might one construe? Hence again I reiterate the later question:
    “Pain without love, rather feel pain than nothing at all” Agree or Disagree? Why?

    Which also brings up another good question, in the following verse what could the plan be?:

    Trust me I've got a plan
    When the lights go off you will understand

    Maybe this song “Pain” was used in a Movie and a Reader can enlighten us to that. However; notably this will merely be the movie’s explanation for the lyrics.

    franscud has left a new comment on your post "PAIN THREE DAYS GRACE Discussion Continued":

    To me, the operative line seems to be:

    Anger and agony
    Are better than misery

    There seems to be a contradiction set up between physical pain and the spiritual/emotional variety. My best guess is that it's better to feel the physical variety, which in some ways the singer equates with vitality, than the emotional kind, which leaves you numb.

    But that's just a guess. This may be like an inkblot test where we all interpret it differently.

    -jeane michelle culp response:

    Well verbalized and Thank you franscud, this is the poetic depth I was hoping for! As the days whence Shakespearean Poems were discussed! Passion...!

    In re to the implied psychology, I concur: all poetry, lyrics, ‘art’ should be - to each “their own interpreted inkblot”. Thus I continue to welcome and encourage further individual interpretations about this song.

    cooper said...
    I interpret is rather as a whole - feeling anything is better than feeling nothing at all. That's just me.

    -jeane michelle culp response:

    Good point cooper, I must admit; I agree that sometimes – “feeling anything is better than feeling nothing at all”. Thanks for your comment!

    Posted by ndpthepoetress Jean Michelle Culp in , , , , , | June 06, 2007 6 comments

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    We are raising money to produce a family-friendly, buddy-comedy, movie musical! We have amazing gifts/benefits for individual contributors and companies looking to sponsor an uplifting and inspiring film.

    Are you a fan, Contributor, or sponsor?! Here is a list of our gifts/rewards:

    Fans: $20 - Fan You will get a signed DVD and letter thanking you for your contribution.

    $50 - Superfan You will get a signed poster, DVD, letter and 2 tickets to the premier. (In Salt Lake City, UT)


    Contributors: $100 - Level 1 Contributor You will get an exclusive “The Traveling One” Kazoo (We will only make 10 of these) along with 2 tickets to the premier. Your name will be featured under “Level One Contributor” on the credits.

    $250 - Level 2 Contributor Signed DVD, poster, and 5 tickets to the premier. Also, your name and a short message will be featured on the post credits under “Level Two Contributor”


    Business Sponsorship Opportunities: $1,000 - Business Package BRONZE We will give “special thanks” to your company on the post credits. We will also advertise your company, product or brand on social media.

    $2,500 - Business Package SILVER We will play a commercial or short video promoting your business in our post credits. We will also advertise your company, product or brand on social media.

    $5,000 - Business Package GOLD We will feature your business IN the movie as well as play a commercial or short video promoting your business in our post credits. We will also advertise your company, product or brand on social media.