Newsflash, Millennials: No More Avocados For You

You might think that the incredible housing squeeze on young people is unique to your area. Your city. Your country. I’ve lived on four continents and travelled the world every year since 2007. You’d be wrong. It’s everywhere. This piece got picked up by Economy.com, a group dedicated to making economics more accessible and interesting…

My Life Immersed in The Sharing Economy

We are here in Iceland because we are volunteering for a non-profit, for the summer. But we are also living in the most ‘Sharing’ conditions that I’ve personally experienced, even with our shared house in London (and five-six roommates at a time). Iceland is well-suited to the sharing economy that has been taking off for…

Great Article: Let’s Talk About Millennial Poverty

I’m not in as dire straits as some, including the author of this excellent article. It bears mentioning that I’m not immune to the phenomena she describes, though. Yesterday I had a long discussion about graduate school and teaching with a coworker, who is leaving this week. We talked about her belief, as mine once…

On Not Saving Any Money in Korea

WARNING: This post is mathematically-inaccurate, slightly boring, and generally detrimental to your TEFL soul and mine. Do yourself a favour and read this new shiny post instead (from 2013!) From the website of my recruiter, the agency that facilitated my move to Korea: “We know some single people who live on about $300 USD a…

What’s Wrong With the United States? Part Two

Yesterday I started a series of blogs dedicated to the noticeable problems that I’ve observed since returning to the States. The complex underpinnings of our food culture and their encouragement through commercialization of food and the degradation of traditional eating patterns slowly leading us to collective suicide aside (mouthful!), there is a further extension of…