OCSPLORA has been a five year long project now (begun in May, 2009) to which I have dedicated an unseemly amount of time and energy.
The goal was and still is to share stories about creativity, adventure, and generosity, with the aim of encouraging and inspiring people who want those elements to be an essential part of their own lives.
I’ve never gone back and counted the number of contributors OCSPLORA has had over the years, but I know it’s more than a dozen, and a handful of them have been repeat contributors. I am extremely grateful for all of them and the work they have each done for the magazine.
The site has never done that well in terms of pageviews and comments, but the stories on it are well-written, well-edited, and well-designed, and I am proud of that.
There have been three printed volumes and one digital-only volume. The design and layout of those four volumes took a lion’s share of the time I’ve put into OCSPLORA.
I still have some printed copies of Volumes 02 and 03 laying around if anyone wants any, and you can download Volume 04 free on the site (‘Volume 04: Out Of The Closet And Completely Free’)