The dragon really has nothing to do with this post. But doesn’t it look awesome?
Last week presented me with a rather gratifying job opportunity at one of the nearby schools, teaching science and history to fifth and sixth graders.
This week finds me en route to a meeting with the school principal to discuss salary and my curriculum for the upcoming year, a prospect which — having drifted jobless in academia for the last four years — fills me with some apprehension. In the world of research, most scientists are lucky to get paid at all; even highly trained post-docs struggle with making rent and resort to scrounging the offices for free doughnuts.
As a middle school educator, how much should I ask for? Do I even have a say? What’s fair? Luckily my family has offered a few helpful stratagems to ease me through the process: Continue reading
Last real photoshop project from me for a while. Then I’ll get back to harping on life, the universe, and other pertinent topics for the unemployed philosopher.
I found this old log during the past week while lumberjacking (more on that in my next post) and thought it could be an interesting project for my growing photo-manipulation skills. Anyway, I’m quite happy with the results, regretting only one or two hundred details which considering past attempts serves as a good benchmark for success. If I can reduce my dissatisfaction to below five-hundred mistakes and errors, then I’m feeling pretty optimistic.
Thus, here’s my ‘Dragon at Midnight’ . . . Any and all criticism is appreciated unless it’s negative and then you can kindly jump off a bridge. Thank you.