Certainly a more interesting salutation than that dusty stand-in, “Hello, World!” — doncha think?
(Tea roses outside of St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, August 2010)
I’m currently devouring “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” by Junot Díaz, and in it the titular nerd greets the narrator with the painful, “Hail and well met, Yunior.”
Wikipedia tells me that variations on the phrase date back to the 16th century, and that James Joyce used it in “Ulysses” in reference to newspaper men. As I’m an (admittedly green) member of those ranks, I thought it’d be an appropriate introduction for my “professional” website. I put “professional” in scare quotes both because it so often gets equated with “stuffy,” and because I’m not a full-fledged “professional” journalist yet.
That’s where this freshly minted online presence comes in. I’ll be uploading my resume and clips in the very near future, along with (hopefully) entertaining tales of my quest for employment.
Thanks for reading!