Archive for July 2007
There has been a lot of local debate in Philadelphia recently about the pros and cons of bringing casinos to the city to generate tax and tourist revenue. I recently contributed some ideas to a listserv discussion about alternatives, which was started by Brion J. Shreffler. Brion proposed, in this article from the Green City Journal, that we build a soccer field instead.
Brion’s point is that the City should listen more to the people who live here, and that we should also be thinking about development that will improve their lives, not just provide more dead-end service jobs. I entirely agree. At some point, though, we have to propose reasonable alternatives if we don’t want casinos (and similar projects) to come to the City. Here were my thoughts in reply:
I just wanted to let anyone who’s interested know that I have created a Portfolio page, with links to my current resume and some samples of my work. (Since it’s at the bottom of the blogroll, I doubt many people will find it by random clicks.) The purpose of this page is mostly to give me an alternative way to submit a resume to online systems that won’t accept PDF documents. (I’m talking to you, Harvard Jobs website!) I am really dismayed by the way some systems won’t accept anything other than Word documents — so I’m taking the opportunity to inform people of their error. Anyway, if you see something you like, send me an email! I am in need of gainful employment!