Teacher. Physics, Astronomy, and Space are my interests. Wooded area out the back door. This blog is about these and more. I also blog with Melanie at Our View From Iowa.
My first 23 years as a teacher were in Illinois teaching physics to gifted teens and reading skills to prison inmates. I ran summer teacher institutes at Fermilab. Walked inside the Tevatron accelerator tunnel and some detectors. Stood in a 3 Tesla magnetic field which enhanced my personality a lot.
Here are a with a few signposts along my life journey.
Taught an additional 15 years in Iowa at one of the top high schools in the nation. Coached a national champion engineering team in 2007.
Concerned about climate change, the poor funding of R&D, hunger and poverty, campaign finance reform, restrictions on voting rights, the war on women.
I like to see thoughtful comments from readers. It is greatly appreciated when a reader takes the time to consider what the post said, follow some links, and offer reactions and their own insight. I enjoy discussion. That’s a trait from my teaching days.
Eye candy and pretty pictures might show up in some posts. Mostly, I leave those things to others. I am interested in telling a story about something interesting in the world.
Join me. Comment. Re-blog. Give credit. Thank you.