I didn't have a ton of time to write this week between the St. Paul Rodeo and work, so I'll give you this one I originally wrote for Sound Economics, the UPS Economics blog. A professor actually talked to me a few weeks after it came out and told me that the guy from the … Continue reading Hops and Craft Beer: Are We in a Bubble?
For the last two years of Res Life fall training, we have done an exercise on identity development called the "I am from..." poem. Basically, Res Life staff members are tasked with creating a poem that describes where they are from. Most recommend using the phrase "I am from..." to start each stanza, though it … Continue reading Residence Life #2- “I am from…”
So, my first year at UPS, I lived in a first-year hall called Todd-Phibbs. (#TP2forLyfe!) I had two RAs, one on my side of the hall and one on the other side. I definitely became closer with the RA on my side, it didn't hurt that she was only two doors down. She encouraged me … Continue reading Residence Life #1- Intro/Summary
I read this article/ blog post, which touched on the cyclical nature of most agriculture. Basically, most farmers and ranchers get all of their income in a fairly small window of time, then need to use it for the rest of the year. There aren't a lot of jobs or industries where this is such … Continue reading Cyclical Debt: Agriculture and Interest Rates
So, I was trying to come up with a basic question involving volume and regular objects, based on some earlier fun math I did with my friend Ramsey about the amount of pennies it would take to fill our dining hall. This is what came out of that brief brainstorm. So, let's start by defining … Continue reading How many pennies would it take to fill an Olympic swimming pool?
Here's an attempt to explain what this blog is about.