Hi, my name’s Derick Ariyam. I was born in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. I’m currently living in the Providence, Rhode Island (U.S.) area.
I have concentrations in both Computer Science and English. I’m currently a PhD student in English at the University of Rhode Island. I also work at the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as lead software developer.
I have an online journal (I suppose you can call it a blog) of random and mundane– and sometimes serious — musings, all of which can be found here.
I don’t typically do terribly exciting things. I’ll go jogging if a friend asks me to, and if it’s nice out, and especially after a greasy meal because I feel fat.
I have two siblings: two older, mean, sisters. The’re not all that mean. I mean, there’s some mean, but it’s not like, solid, concentrated cruelty. Just a healthy sprinkling of mean. I’m obviously taking some liberty on this page, because I don’t think they’ll ever read this.
I like to stay in shape. I can bench over 240lbs! and I only weigh 150lbs. That’s my one life bragging point, so shusch!
If you wish to contact me, please do. I check my email way too often. The address is dariyam at gmail dot com
obligatory Inspirational quote
“When the soul of a man is born in this country there are nets flung at it to hold it back from flight.“ -James Joyce