The State of Curious

Kenneth Jarecke
3 min readNov 30, 2022

We’re working to make things happen.

(The Curious Society is a member supported 501c3 devoted to supporting and publishing independent photojournalists. Click here to get a copy of our first publication for just the cost of postage.)

My Dear Fellow Members,

I would like to thank you for your support of The Curious Society and for your patience you’ve shown towards me.

It’s been a rough year for TCS. The problems we’ve faced have been trying. As the Founder of our organization and the Editor in Chief of the publication, I take full responsibility for all of our setbacks.

This past December, our second issue was in the can. We were sitting pretty. Hours before we were going to press a computer crashed, we lost our layout and we missed our deadline.

Because the deadline was missed, I returned the money earmarked for printing cost back to the person who had donated it to us. We lost our printing paper as well (about 24,000 pounds worth that was sourced from South Korea during the worldwide shortage).

As you know, our family had some personal problems, right now we feel blessed to have put those behind us.

Bottomline, the momentum created by our first issue and a hugely successful Curious Fest has been lost.



Kenneth Jarecke

I'm a husband, dad, photographer, a writer (sort of), an occasional rancher and the Founder of The Curious Society.