Whoops, there’s the labor market

In a little town in Ohio (pop. 690), there are hundreds of factory workers, several dozen farmers, three bar owners, three pastors, a convenience shop owner, several schoolteachers, a postmistress, and several firemen. While sustained by the local economy, workers are heavily dependent on a multi-town economy for shopping, banking, and…

Class and college

It is very hard to live in a class-based society. When I’m with my college friends, it’s easy to agree with each other: “College isn’t for everyone. Let the poor work if that’s what they want to do.” But then I talk with “the poor.” Last night at work…

Post-College Career Options

Having just graduated college and not sure what to do, these just might be the options I am vaguely entertaining…                     ± Florist. ± Bartender. ± Photo specialist (the path of least resistance). ± Satire writer. ± “Braille Proofreader” (it…

Notes from College

So I’ve been gnawing at a block of chocolate all day, and think I’ve finally stripped my teeth of all that useless enamel. Also, I entered the bad-writing contest here at school, but didn’t write badly enough to win… lose? win?… oh, the shame! In class today, all twenty…

RATS: a EULA for your new textbook

You agree to the terms of this End User License Agreement (EULA) when you unwrap this Book. If you disagree, immediately return the Book to your campus Bookstore. Yet because your professor requires this book, you must agree. This is an agreement between Resource and Textbook Suppliers (hereafter “RATS”)…

News from College

Today’s Stats: Calories burned on the exercise machines in the dorm basement: 100. Calories eaten today: 1800ish. Part of that which is composed of yummy leftover Halloween chocolates and fried foods: 90%. Classes attended: 2. Classes I actually stayed focused in: 0. Classes in which my teachers still, mysteriously,…