About the Blogger
Matt Hershberger is a 27-year-old living in Washington, D.C. working at a job which he is not going to disclose because he likes it. He’s lived on 4 continents over the past 6 years, and has visited 30 some countries, the most recent of which was the United Kingdom, where he was getting his Master’s in Human Rights at the London School of Economics. London is his favorite place on the planet, but the Tories are assfaces about immigration, so now he’s in his nation’s capital.
He’s originally from Ohio, and he went to Penn State before it got all child-rapey. Or I guess during the child-rapiness, but before anyone knew about it. Except Joe Paterno. Joe Paterno knew about it. Then he spent several years working odd jobs and traveling around the world. He likes to write for his friends and now he wants to write for more people, so read this blog and tell other people to read it.
You can also find him writing occasionally for Matador Network.
About the Blog
The blog itself has existed in some form for over 6 years, first under the name “The Hershberger Free Press,” where mediocre travel writings and political screeds were posted. This was followed briefly by the ill-advised “Hershberglog,” until it took on its current title as a Tumblr blog (Tumblog?). This is officially the third, and I pray to god the last site I’ll be hosting this shit on. Because WordPress is neat and seems to serve my purposes pretty well. The blog covers mostly politics, culture, and travel, and occasionally is just funny stories or musings. Life doesn’t have genres, so why should I?
About the Blog Title
The title is lovingly stolen from the final Kurt Vonnegut book which contains an infinite amount more wisdom than anything you’ll ever see here, so read that instead. It’s also a reference to my general dislike at being forced into a regional category – whether that be in regard to state lines or sports teams – and my belief that most of the world’s major problems come from various actors working out of some sort of ethnocentric self-interest. This isn’t to say I’m the type of person to renounce my American citizenship – that passport is fuckin’ golden – but I’m not patriotic in any sense. If I could be anything, I’d be British, but they won’t have me.
The title is also a reference to the fact that I don’t have a specific genre that I write about. I’m a Jack of all Blogs, Master of None. I’ll try and keep it sorta categorized though so you can read just the things you wanna read.