Saturday, April 27, 2013

Utah Valley University Graduation Poster

This has been making headlines lately. As an advocate of education, I feel the need to respond to it.

Others have already discussed the relative value of her degree (BS in digital media with a music minor), as well as her attitude toward employment, so I'll leave those points. What I want to address is this part:

But none of that really matters
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As parody or sarcasm, perhaps as an existential rant on employers' recruiting practices as they pertain to non-STEM degrees, I like it. If it's serious, I feel bad for her past four years.

Still, come on, graduation is a milestone in life.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Billfold on Eating In

Just a great article that sums up my thoughts in a hurry. I agree with it on all points. Plus great cooking can impress people more than having enough money to pay at a restaurant. Yum!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Shirt Laundry Challenge: March 10-April 22, 2013

O Venerable Shirt Laundry Challenge, it was nice knowing you while you lasted. Last night and tonight have entailed an obscene amount of laundry, naturally. That was fun. Certainly let me know it'll be a while before I buy another shirt.

I'd post a picture of the completed laundry pile but I figure the month mark is enough of that.

March's book at some point soonish, I swear.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Twitter Résumé: Your Professional Self, Only in 140 Characters

Apparently this is now a thing.

"And how does one write a 140-character résumé—a single tweet summarizing one's experience and unique attributes—anyway?"

Figured I'd have a go at it. This is what I came up with. Thank you, American spellings, for getting me down to 140 characters.


Matthew Gordon: BA '09, MILR '12, JD '15, author, book blogger, sports fan, able to move. Interested in labor issues, policy and consulting.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Shirt Laundry Challenge: One Month In

Last month, I announced to the world that I intended to go as long as possible without washing or re-wearing  a shirt. The last time I washed a shirt was March 10th. One month later, I'm low on available shirts but still going strong. I've had the opportunity to try new combinations of clothing thanks to not being able to rely on old mainstays all the time. More strangely, I now have a mountainous pile of shirts sitting beside my laundry basket. Ever wondered what a month's worth of shirts looks like? Well, now you know.