Acknowledging the Patrons

The Kickstarter campaign for This Mick’s Life was successfully funded. This article is a public dedication of gratitude to my patrons.

The word, “patron”, has become confused over time and across languages. In English you may understand it to be a “customer”. But see the patronage article on Wikipedia:

Patronage is the support, encouragement, privilege, or financial aid that an organization or individual bestows to another. In the history of art, arts patronage refers to the support that kings, popes and the wealthy have provided to artists such as musicians, painters, and sculptors.

The donors to This Mick’s Life are patrons in that sense. From my point of view, they are more a boss than a customer. In fact, patrón in Spanish means “boss” or “chief”. It sometimes has connotations of generosity, like a “benefactor”. But in Spanish, a patron is never a customer. Always the boss.

These are the patrons to This Mick’s Life:

If you donated but don’t see your name on the list, it’s because you didn’t reply to my email asking for your link. It’s not too late. Email colin at expat-chronicles dot com.

Did you miss the end of the Kickstarter campaign and still want to donate? Send your donation to my PayPal account: post dot colin at gmail. If you prefer to pay through other a different medium, email me. All the original rewards are still valid.

Donor Rewards

$10+ You, your business, or your favorite charity are mentioned on Expat Chronicles with a link. Plus you’ll receive the PDF of both This Mick’s Life and Lima Travel Guide: Insider Advice from Expats in Peru.

$30+ All rewards above plus my unpublished, currently unavailable book, in PDF.

$50+ All rewards above plus a story The Mick didn’t want published.

$75+ All rewards above plus a signed copy of the paperback.

$100+ All rewards above plus all 39 hours of audio interviews with The Mick. Most of these 39 hours will not make the book. They make an excellent podcast series from two gringos in Latin America with plenty of degenerate stories. Great for aspiring expats.

$200+ All rewards above plus lunch with The Mick in Bogota, Colombia, or with me in Lima, Peru. We treat you to a proper spread at our favorite local eatery. In case you prefer lunch with me in Lima, it will be deliverable in 2015.

$300+ All rewards above plus a one-year link on Expat Chronicles’ homepage or a mention in the Acknowledgements section of the book.

$400+ All rewards above plus a full-day tour of Bogota with The Mick, or full-day tour of Lima with me. If you choose Lima with me, deliverable in 2015.

$500+ All rewards above plus a blog article about your business with links on Expat Chronicles.

$1000+ All rewards above plus all the deleted articles from Expat Chronicles.

$3000+ All rewards above plus a three-day tour of Bogota with both The Mick and me. (no night tours or drugs)

I have sent out all the reward PDFs except The Mick’s memoir. I start writing that today.



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