Ian Thomas Malone



April 2014



Introduction/First Post

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I thought about leading off my first post with something other than an introduction, but that wouldn’t be right would it? Alas, you’re here and I’m here and for now that’s what matters.

I’m sure some of you are wondering what Five College Dialogues is all about. It was a project born out of my desire to critically analyze the important choices that students make during their four years at college in a fashion that would be entertaining to read. Naturally, that brought me to Socratic Dialogue. The Dialogues follow a grad student who acts as a mentor to a few college students. Each dialogue covers a specific theme relating to college life. There’s plenty of humor, which welcomes the text to be more than an advice guide for students as it serves as a nostalgic recollection tool for anyone looking to reflect more of the choices they made in college. It’s fast paced, funny, and heartfelt at the same time. At least, I hope it is.

georgiaAs we are a few months away from Five College Dialogues’ publication date, this section of the website will be compromised of a wide variety of content in the meantime. If you’ve read my work before, you’ll be familiar with my eclectic tastes. I would expect to write mostly about popular culture and social commentary and less about myself as a person. They’re will also be some yoga articles here and there and anything else that seems like a good idea. A few of my recurring Rock columns could appear, but sadly Moan to Malone will remain retired.

I also might add that it’s fairly easy to set up users to make guest posts. I’m not sure why anyone would want to do that, but the door is open in case there’s something that needs to be said.

Thank you for checking out my website. I’d also like to extend a big thank you to all of those who have supported my literary endeavors over the years. The road to publishing looks more like Snake Way than the Yellow Brick Road and the encouragement I’ve received even from people I hardly know has never failed to brighten my day. I hope I can continue to entertain you for years to come.

P.S. here’s the link to my Rock page if you would like to take a look at my older stuff. The Rock has some great new articles as well.