links for 2010-05-03

  • "In a couple of weeks, I’ll walk across a stage and receive a piece of paper that tells me I have the right to become a professional journalist and begin a straight path toward poverty, depression and overall self-hatred.

    "I refuse to consider my secondary education a waste – even though $200,000 is a large price tag for a degree I no longer want to use directly. Journalism school made my writing better, changed the way I think about writing and helped me find my writing voice. One way or another, those things will prove their value."

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