Vito Prosciutto: Teaching community college math on the road to a PhD.

Friday, June 25, 2004

Latest on the job hunt front 

Dropped off transcripts and a letter of intent with District P today. While in the car, got a call from district O setting up an interview for July 7th. No other news at the moment.

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Sunday Soup 

A new feature to help fill in these long summer months without teaching... One of our wedding presents was the book, Twelve months of Monastery Soups. My plan is to make soup every Sunday (except that we keep making the soup on Monday right now) along with some fresh-baked bread in the bread machine.

The soups tend to take an awful long time to make since they're all based around fresh ingredients. Last night's soup, Cream of Fresh Greens, was about 2 hours' work. No wonder the Campbell corporation is doing so well! Having made two soups so far, I do see that the soups tend to be best re-heated. Which is good because the 4-6 servings for last nights' recipe look a lot more like 12-18 servings! I filled a gallon bag with soup and put it in the freezer for later.

My estimate is that it will be sometime in 2007 before I have to repeat a soup recipe making one soup a week for that whole time. Wow.

Job search update 

Made some calls yesterday which didn't seem to go anywhere. Today I filled out another on-line application for another school at district N. I discovered that the on-line application lost a bunch of dates so I re-filled those in.

Sunday, June 20, 2004

Job search results 

No real progress just now. I spent last week driving the last load of stuff to my new home. Tomorrow I'll make some calls and make sure everything's going according to plan.

Supersize me 

My wife and I went to see Supersize me this evening. I had to step out about halfway through because I was getting nauseated. I may never eat fast food again. I think that teachers especially should make a point of catching this documentary about the ill effects of bad nutrition on our society (and especially children).

Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Rejection and hope 

Upon getting back from my honeymoon, the only contact I had from anywhere I'd applied was from one school in district N saying that having looked at my application, they weren't interested. I'm beginning to get a bit worried that being an inexperienced teacher with a master's may work against me in the job selection process. Fortunately, today, I got a bit of positive reinforcement when district G called me up to schedule an interview for Thursday. Yippee.

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