Logan, Where Have You Been?

Mike:: Logan! So enquiring minds would like to know how you are doing and what you’ve been up to.

True Fans of True Detective

TD.

Winter Sports, Ski Tags, and Baby Leather Jackets

Are you watching the Olympics?

Our Adult Wardrobe

Logan, do you have a similar memory? Acquiring some grown-up clothes that made you feel like an adult when you put them on?

More on Those Slabs of Plastic Redeemable for Goods and Services

A conversation about gift cards.

Do You Get Paid Sick Days? Y/N

Logan and Mike talk about sick days.

We’re Gonna Need You to Work That Week

Are you taking time off for Christmas?

A Trip to the DMV

When’s the last time you were at the DMV?

Is Talking About Money So Terribly Hard?

Is money just too hard to talk about, that is the question.

Whatcha Been Cookin’?

On the preparation of food.

The Way We Shop

We talk about ethical shopping.

The “Bootstrapping” Myth

Mike: Earlier this week, we had a feature story about how a person got her job at a public relations firm. Part of that answer, we discover, is through connections this person had. “You should take every meeting,” she said. “Because you never know who’s going to have a job open up over the weekend. That’s a lot of how I got my job.” I appreciate how upfront she was about this because it basically demonstrated how “bootstrapping” is often a myth—the idea we got from Horatio Alger who wrote stories about boys working hard and moving themselves out of poverty and up the ladder. This is a part of the heart of the American Dream, but, of course, Horatio Alger wrote fiction. It’s not as simple as that. Were you raised with a “bootstrapping” mentality?