After nine months of immersion in financial difficulty, unleashing this blog this week has been a bright spot.  Thanks to comments and links from Portfolio’s Felix Salmon and The New York Times’ Freakonomics to a 25-year-old techie guy in Malaysia, this site has had over 4,000 views since Monday.  

This begins my re-entry into the writing world I left 27 years ago when I quit my newspaper job to go to film and TV graduate school.  It feels good to be back, like I’ve come home.  We’ll see where this takes me.   

My new mantra is “Jai Ho,” the Academy Award winning song from “Slumdog Millionaire.”  The title means “let there be victory” in Hindi.

Let there be victory, for all of us: