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Prompt: What do you think is the most important question in life?   Why? Why questions spurred all my learning as a child. Why is the grass green or the sky blue? Why do things fall when I drop them? Why is ice slippery? Why questions are the questions that push science forward. Why is …

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Prompt: If you were to teach as a career, what would you teach?   I actually did teach for a (3-year) career! Before becoming part of the IT crowd, I taught physics. Physics is a fascinating subject to teach. There are complexities and a whole lot of math, but it answers all those why questions. When …

Day 121

Prompt: teaching.   I shake off the cold, brushing snow from my jacket before unlocking the classroom. It's cold inside, the heat not yet turned on for the school. Saves them money to keep it cold at night. The handle to my office makes me want to put my gloves back on, the small room …

Day 120

Continuing my post from yesterday.   After the last bell, "physics club" meets. It's an unofficial gathering of a few students that need a place to hang out while their rides navigate the heavy traffic around the school. Today, we talk about a new Catholic holiday called "Lint Day" where instead of palms around your …

Day 119

Prompt: teaching. I figure I'll do a "life in the day of" type of post.   The school looms ahead of me in the fog, the weather mirroring my mind as I shake the last vestiges of sleep from it. Anxiety kept me up late, later than I should ever be up, squeezing in a …

Day 84

This is a continuation of Day 83. Prompt: Nothing changes or nothing had changed (open ended).   We lapse into silence, each working on homework, Alex playing background music from his laptop. It's a comfortable silence between us after the last year as coworkers, broken only when the accelerator readout indicates samples are ready to be …

Day 83

Prompt: Nothing changes or nothing had changed (open-ended).   The air is cold as I step out of my car, the chill of winter finding all the holes in my attire. I pull my coat tighter, shouldering my bag and jogging to the stairwell. The elevator moseys its way to the top of the parking …