"Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards." - Robert A. Heinlein
All right; here we are. I haven't always something to say, much less something worth sharing, but I'll do my best.
First entries are always contrived. Hello! I shall begin fresh (not "afresh," as E.B. White makes clear in his letters) in the next entry, when salutations are superfluous and we can get down to business.