Almost Intelligent

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Dear Visitor,

Welcome to Almost Intelligent, my creative outlet/shameless self-promotional page. The title of the site comes from an episode of “Justice League Unlimited”, For The Man Who Has Everything, itself based on the classic story of the same title by Alan Moore. The character Mongul’s indictment of the human race, “You animals really are almost intelligent, aren’t you?” has sort of stuck with me for reasons that I haven’t completely figured out.

The pieces on this site were written at different points in my life and for different kinds of outlets. Some are perhaps less professional than I would like, but it would feel dishonest of me to edit and censor them.

Since I am told the future of journalism is in niche marketing, I have prepared a separate greeting for the groups I anticipate will visit here. If you do not fall into one of these categories, please let me know in the comments, so I might develop a way to monetize the niche you represent.

1.Friends/Family- Dear Friends: Thanks for continuing to associate with me voluntarily. Reading this site will be like having a little text-based Colin to carry around with you! Thrilling! Dear Family: You’re stuck with me. I’m sorry, but that’s just the way it is.

2. Miscellaneous Internet Visitors- Thanks for visiting. I can only hope it was on purpose. Feel free to look around, but don’t touch anything. I update randomly and infrequently, which I’m going to call “viral marketing.” I don’t know what that is, but I hear it a lot. Honestly though, if you like what I’ve written (or didn’t like it, no accounting for taste) please comment.

3. Potential Employer- Hello Sir or Madam. Please don’t be frightened off by the irreverent tone of this page, or some of my work. The sense of humour (or lack thereof, depending on your preference), you see employed here is not indicative of the tone I strike in professional endeavours. I am capable of producing publishable print work, and I have a broad knowledge base that allows me to write stories about almost any subject. I will be honest with you, there are some skills of mine that need polishing, and some that I can only learn in a work environment. A copy of my resume can be found by clicking the link on the right of this post.

To all three groups, I hope you find something here that interests you, and especially some things you disagree with. Feel free to comment to that effect, but let’s try to keep it civil.

Colin Hodd

 

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Written by Colin Hodd

September 15, 2009 at 6:07 PM

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  1. Read everything on your site Colin. It is easy to see how much your writing has progressed from the earliest articles to your latest “rant”. Thoroughly enjoyed them all, and, am looking forward to future descriptions of life in the arctic. Never been to Whitehorse but did do a trip across Great Slave Lake and up the MacKenzie river to Tuktoyuktuk in a 27ft whaler. Hope you enjoy your time up there, will be anticipating your next article. Happy Easter!!!

    Uncle Gerard

    Gerard

    April 2, 2012 at 8:50 PM

    • Thanks Uncle Gerard. You get the honour of being the first commenter on this site. I have no money for prizes, so I guess it is an honorary honour.

      Colin Hodd

      April 3, 2012 at 2:09 PM

      • Good to know, I will consider it an honour to have the honorary honour, wow I cant believe I just wrote that. Good luck in your endeavours.

        Gerard

        April 3, 2012 at 7:54 PM


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