Hay, Man!! How's it goin'??
You're probably wondering, "Whatever possessed them to name this place HayMan? Well, maybe I'll tell you and maybe I won't... all that needs said at this point is that I will do my best to keep things interesting.
HayMan Quarterly is an on-line magazine devoted to my friends and, well, myself. I decided to use Tripod because it was free, so please try to outlast the advertising bombardments, as they are necessary. I'll try to make them as painless as possible.
First of all, let me say that this isn't exactly a quarterly. It is my intention to change and update four (4) times a year. It might happen more often, and it might be late. Late is more my style, but we'll see how things go.
When I decided to create this place, it was in the form of a paper-based newsletter containing snid-bits, short stories, bull-pucky gossip, and downright silliness. It was also to be a place just to keep in touch with the people I called friends without having to write so many different letters to everyone (Yes--i'm lazy like that). It was going to be copied and sent out to my friends, and whoever else wanted a copy, for that matter. I was going to ask for a small donation to aid in the making of copies and postage. (Yes--I was thinking of old-style mailers via snail-mail). I was also going to name it something completely different and irrelevant, and quite possibly irrational. That was all about 10 years ago...
But thanx to the progress of the great World Wide Web (not to mention places like Tripod!), I don't have to spend any money getting this out!!! And that makes me all warm and fuzzy inside... Now I can offer you this 'site', my newsletter, as an online magazine without much hassle. And, if I'm lucky, you might enjoy it a little.
The content won't be quite what I intended 10 years ago, but similar. It will come from a variety of sources: some I've written myself, some that will be written by friends, and some that will be contributed by other Internet users that I don't even know. It's going to be quite a venture for me, and I can't wait for it to take off!
Anyway, I hope you like it. I hope it's fun and useful. Please sign my guestbook at the bottom of the screen or send e-mail to let me know what you think (or to contribute 'articles' or ideas). I'll be updating from time to time before the big quarterly change, so check back often to catch previews and bulletins!
And, finally.... ENJOY!!!