Well, 2022 is continuing on. It almost did for me as I caught the COVID earlier in the year and went on the vent for a bit, but I recovered (almost completely). Still have the usual health complaints and I’m due for glaucoma testing next month. Hooray.
Sadly, while I didn’t pass, my micropress imprint Oxygen Man Books did, as the NIY anthology succumbed to bad health and rising distribution costs. It wasn’t pretty and cost me plenty. The Kickstarter people didn’t get anything back, which I regret, but that money went to financing the business, which went under as none of the published titles generated much in the way of roi.
Publishing is hard. I’m going to stick to my own material, thank you, which is much cheaper to obtain and process, and maybe spread the baseball writing around a little. After all, that has the bigger market right now and is actually generating income.
I’ve put up something on the order of 500 videos of me doing acoustic cover songs on Facebook, as I’ve been reinventing myself as a guitarist after a couple of years in which I was idled due to arthritis. Newer and better vids will be going to my Ko-Fi account (https://ko-fi.com/oxym) and my Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/moderan), and I’ll be populating both with some of the writings that have been hanging around here.
Am now 61 — my pop and grandpop both passed at 62. I need to pass that by.