Greetings & salutations.
Christian Slater’s character in Pump up the Volume used that phrase often; one of my favorite movies of the 1980s. I’m not one for remembering movie details, though — for some unknown reason — quotes from both Pump Up the Volume and Heathers have stuck in my head.
I’m Matt. Matthew if you’re my mom.
This website is more a personal repository than a method of social networking. I started my doctoral degree about a year ago (Fall of 2017), and quite a bit of scholarly research supports the idea of personal journals and self-reflection. MattCoenenDotCom will be used to document my doctoral journey — including the dissertation/research process.
My personal goal is to write an entry at least once per week. Does it have to be scholarly? Heck, no. Remember, this is my website; it’s not an assignment for a class or a requirement for a project. I may post recipes (cooking is a hobby and relaxing), books I’m reading (some scholarly, some not), or music I am listening to (study music, often).