Hi. Congratulations on finding this obscure thing, and bless you for being interested enough to get to this page.

I’m Merlyn. Reynolds. Merlyn L Reynolds. Mr Reynolds.

Merlyn’s fine. Hell, call me Merl.

I am, among some number of things: 28 years old, Welsh, a Chicago Cubs fan, and a former voluntary subscriber to The Bugle podcast. It’s not a lot, but I think it’s enough to go on. Lost causes, man – I love ’em.

I’m also studying journalism part-time, while working for a modest wage a different part of the time (very much not in journalism). I hope that some day, someone will pay me to write. In the meantime this is where I write at my own expense, in the hope that I’ll one day be a writer worth reading, and therefore paying. That is, a professional writer.

Should I ever achieve anything approaching professionalism – in writing, journalism, or merely in character – I will surely come back and replace this text with something approaching professional. If you’ve found it before then, then again, thank you for being here so early. “I read him before it was cool, now he’s just some mainstream sellout”, I hope you can some day say. If you like what I’m doing, you can follow me on twitter and subscribe through the form in the sidebar. And share! Tell your friends, tell your family, tell heads of recruitment at media companies. If you don’t like it, then maybe don’t share. But do stick around, because I promise it will only get better.

Thanks for reading, and have a nice day.