If you have stumbled across this empty-looking site already, welcome! You have reached the professional page of one Robert Hay Jr. Who is this person who has the audacity to believe a website should be created about him?
I am many things, but for the purposes of this site I am a writer and an author. Let me explain.
During the day, I am non-profit professional. If that is of interest to you, let me know and I can share how you can contact me professionally. Additionally, I am one-half of a podcast about movies and culture called At the Movies with the Roomies.
Primarily, though, this is my space about my writing. In 2006, I fell in love with the sport of soccer by watching Italy win the World Cup. While many will say it wasn’t the prettiest World Cup ever, I was taken by my ancestral homeland slogging through each round as the cloud of scandal hung over them. The characters and the personality that came through that TV stuck with me and I fell in love. I tracked down the home club for my maternal family and ever since I have been a fan of AS Bari.
Over time I picked up enough about the game to begin writing about it. My first gig was with the site Serie A Talk, which has now changed into World Soccer Talk. My fandom also changed, as I added a more intense interest in MLS and the Premier League, as well as casually watching a number of leagues and clubs.
In addition to writing about soccer, I have written a number of articles about politics, leadership, and society. You can check out those articles – some of them written for the day job – on the site to see some examples of my styles of writing.
Recently, I wanted to get back to doing what I loved, which was writing. Thus, this site was created to share my previous work and allow you, dear visitor, to see if I can help create content for your sites. In addition, I have a few book projects in the works that I will be pushing ahead with in the new year with the goal of getting them to the public in late 2016 in the best of all possible worlds.