This year I’ve been directing my focus toward responsibility and hard work. When things aren’t the way I want them to be, I’m starting with the premise that it’s probably my fault and I’m probably not working hard enough.
So I recently asked myself if I’ve done everything humanly possible to show — not so say, or claim, but to really demonstrate — that Cabal Fang is a powerfully transformative and beautiful martial art capable of doing great things. The answer was “no.”
It struck me that the best way to convince people that Cabal Fang is beautiful on the inside is make everything about it beautiful on the outside. Beauty is an amazing saleswoman.
So I decided that I was going to make better, more interesting and more visually beautiful videos. And the existing Cabal Fang Temple, which is need of some tender loving care inside and out, is getting a major face lift — before and after pictures below.
I asked myself if I’ve been doing everything humanly possible to raise money to for a new and expanded Cabal Fang Temple, one with space for classes, community events, and interfaith services. The answer was “no.”
So I launched an account at Patreon. If you want to get exclusive patron-only content, get early access to videos and articles and generally support my mission, become a patron today.
A truckload of recycling on its way to recycling
Temple Fund Recycling Efforts
I’ve been accumulating aluminum and other recyclables to cash in to benefit the Cabal Fang Temple Fund. This past Saturday I took the first batch up to C&C Cullet on Route 1. Four bags of aluminum cans, two auto batteries and 80 pounds of scrap metal earned us $50.00 to add to the Cabal Fang Temple Fund.
What’s the Cabal Fang Temple Fund? It’s the fund to build or buy dedicated space for training and other activities.
That truckload of stuff earned us $50 toward the Temple Fund
Tax Exempt Status
After over a month of waiting, last week we received a letter from the IRS stating that they have received our application and that they are committed to responding in no more than 180 days. I guess that means we’ll hear something by Christmas.
Bear in mind though, most organizations don’t get approved without being required to supply additional information, which could take an additional 180 days to review. So we could still be a year away from being a bona fide 501(c)3 tax exempt corporation.
A little frustrating, but hey — if it was easy, anybody could do it!
How Are You Going to Build a Temple?
We are going to build our temple with sheer determination, with or without donations, with or without tax exemption. If necessary we’ll build it out of scrap metal, one redeemed aluminum can at a time, with sweat and effort and perseverance.