And they lived bumpily ever after–TMR returns

TMR readers,

After seven months’ worth of time spent addressing my mother’s health issues, including two hospitalizations, a psychotic episode, and somewhere around 60 days spent in rehabilitation facilities, things have finally settled down in the Malik household.

My mom’s healthier than she’s been in a very long time, we’re awaiting the results of a her long-delayed breast biopsy (things will get interesting again if mom has cancer, but the family will take it one day at a time), and the aunt’s health is stable enough that I am now able to devote some of my time to blogging.

It’s been a difficult seven months in terms of the mental, physical and emotional strain, but the three of us gave ourselves about a month to recover from the worst of it, and as anxious and nervous as I am about returning to blogging, it’s time.

I missed blogging terribly while I was gone, and I exhausted my savings making sure that I was taking care of others first, so I both want and need to get back to work.

I don’t know how realistic the reader-contribution-without-commercials funding model is for this blog, but I’ve got about five-and-a-half months until the State of Michigan’s medicaid work requirement goes into effect, and if I can make $750 a month by the end of the year (the equivalent of 20 hours of minimum wage work per week), I can keep blogging on a full-time basis.

Such an endeavor would mean adding value to the Patreon part of the equation (Columns? Podcasts?), holding fundraisers (For travel, training camp, and to replace my outdated computer) and other ideas that have yet to germinate (Merchandise? Hiring a prospect expert?), but all of that is for the near future to decide.

Tonight, the Red Wings draft 6th overall, and on Saturday, the Wings have 9 more picks, and I hope to provide information on each and every one of the 10 new members of the Red Wings’ prospect family. Next week, I am crossing my fingers that I’ll be able to attend the Wings’ summer development camp at Little Caesars Arena, and we’ll take it from there.

I’m back. It’s time to get to work.

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George Malik

My name is George Malik, and I'm the Malik Report's editor/blogger/poster. I have been blogging about the Red Wings since 2006, when MLive hired me to work their SlapShots blog, and I joined Kukla's Korner in 2011 as The Malik Report. I'm starting The Malik Report as a stand-alone site, hoping that having my readers fund the website is indeed the way to go to build a better community and create better content.

6 thoughts on “And they lived bumpily ever after–TMR returns”

  1. So great and happy right now sir. really hope things progress as you pursue your passion and gift here with us. Multiple income streams are important, dont be shy just do it and be yourself.

  2. Glad you are back and the things with the family are in a better spot. Looking forward to being a regular reader of yours again

  3. Glad to have you back ‘healthy, wealthy, & wise’ (with ‘wealthy’ possibly coming later! 🙂

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