I’ve always wanted to teach since entering college at the age of 23. I didn’t always see it as possible (because I entered college at the age of 23). My PTSD after my Army service rendered that possible. I haven’t worked since 2007, so that has allowed a lot of time for school. I changed avenues and majors, yet here I am in the break before the last two terms of my MA. I’ve been offered to be an adjunct instructor in History when I finish.
I’ve been reading about the evils of adjunct instructor positions from various post-academics. I’m not disagreeing, but I agree that supply and demand is a major part of Universities as well as Junior colleges. I’ll probably have to hold a full time job for benefits for my family, yet I want to teach “on the side.”
This week I am printing up my documents to fax into Grand Canyon University for my Ed.D. I have a job interview because I always planned on reentering the workforce. I have some intentions, though a tenured position may never come. I am satisfied with that. There is more to life than a professor position.
I’m loving the change to iOS7. One thing that comes to mind with how beautiful and integrated some things are to the OS (For example, you can access a flashlight from the Control Center which made my flashlight app obsolete), is how Steve Jobs would think of this. Beauty and design were important to Jobs. I believe iOS7 would have been welcomed by Jobs.
There are errors to iOS7, but there seem to be errors to every new system if it is forward-thinking enough. I do happen to think that the iPhone 5S would have been destroyed by Jobs. There is no way that a fingerprint scanner would have been welcomed by Jobs, and hackers have set prizes on being able to hack the fingerprint scanner first.
I recently walked the Graduation walk. It’s not for my MA, yet. I postponed my Bachelor’s in Christian Ministry graduation in order to graduate with my brother-in-law. I said the Invocation, and graduated Cum Laude. My mother-in-law was gracious enough to hold a graduation party and print up announcements and invitations. We had a party, complete with food and family. Everyone had a good time, even the people that drove from California in order to visit.
I’m getting excited about Halloween. Yesterday, my wife and I bought our daughter a Minnie Mouse dress with shoes and mouse ears at the Disney Store. I’m excited to see what she’ll look like in it.
This article links papal infallibility to the Fifteen member leadership of the LDS Church. I thought this was an interesting perspective on the role of the leadership in the Catholic and LDS Church.
So, I finished the second term of my MA in HIstory program. This term, I took Ancient Semitic Backgrounds on the Old Testament (Dead Sea Scrolls was the focus) and I took Historical Concepts. Next term, I’ll be taking a Social and Intellectual History of the 1920s and a Ancient HIstory class on the Mediterranean world. I’m quite excited about both classes. After a book didn’t get sent that I had resent, I have most of my books and look forward especially to the parts focusing on Ancient Egypt. I don’t have my grades for this term, but I think I made a B for both classes.