24 May 2021: In case you missed it, here’s what’s happening.
To this point, Katie and I have both been incredibly coy about where we’re moving. To be as direct about this as I possibly can: we have a stalker issue. Until we’ve addressed some security concerns, which can’t happen until we’re in the new space, we will continue to be vague. Our new address of record, for business purposes, is going to be a post office box. Thanks to a strategic partnership, that box won’t be in the same place we are.
At some point our location will inevitably come out. I just want to stall that for as long as possible, so we can get out feet under us before having to deal with nonsense. Moving is difficult enough. I hate moving. Having to deal with assholes on top of that… no. We want to focus on growing our businesses. If we do reveal our new location voluntarily, it will be Katie’s decision, when she feels safe enough to do so.
Aside from these updates, the blog is currently on hiatus. Once the projects listed below start rolling I will resume posting more regularly. As I have finally come to accept that blogs are dead, this will become more of a support system for the podcast, zine, and other media projects, rather than its own thing.
A new weekly newsletter will be launching 3 July, centered on my current running themes of minimalism, defiance, and inner peace. This will be an actual email newsletter powered by MailChimp. You can check the Newsletter page for the most current information, and to subscribe now so you don’t miss out.
I will also be launching a new monthly zine in July, although no specific date has been set. Issues will be themed, but the main topic will always be minimalism. The zine will be offered in both print and electronic formats. Details have yet to be finalized, but it will likely be made available through my Patreon first, with digital copies for sale on other venues at a later date. You can check the Zine page for the most current information.
BREATHING ROOM: THE Podcast
The podcast is also on hiatus, pending the move to new studio space and the acquisition of better recording equipment. It officially has a name, BREATHING ROOM with Berin Kinsman. The topics and format will remain the same as the 6 “proof of concept” episodes currently available for free on my Patreon under the working title UNQUALIFIED. You can check the Podcast page for the most current information.
Dancing Lights Press
Last week my publishing company released Murder & Mutiny, a series of books about seafaring battles, shipwrecks, and other drama written by Henry Osborn Taylor and edited by me. You can visit the Dancing Lights Press website for a full rundown of upcoming releases and the latest information. The company also has a newsletter, which will be relaunching in July.
Katie Kinsman, Artist
To facilitate the move, Katie will be shutting down her web shop on 12 June. No orders will be taken after that date. When the store reopens (late July) not everything that is currently available will return. So if there’s something you truly want, get it now! You can visit Katie’s website to view her shop and read her highly informative blog posts about life as a fine artist and art educator.