6/3/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I attended Sabbath School and church at the Rio Rancho Seventh Day Adventist church.  The Sabbath School teachers were new, and were quite well-versed in the scriptures and history.  Church service was an introduction to Esther and Daniel, as they will begin the study of Esther next week.  I will be on the road.

In the afternoon, I did some reading and some writing.  I have a new short-story idea that I will probably never share on here, but I am writing it anyway.  I also chatted with a few old friends.

I played on 20 meters a bit, giving the rig a good test before my road trip.  I made a few shipboard contacts and one or two in the Alabama QSO Party.

In the evening, we went to the Solid Grounds Coffee House and watched a bluegrass band play.  I can’t remember their names, but their fiddle player was phenomenal.

Other than that, it was an uneventful day.

Still depressed, not battling it any more.

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5/10/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the morning taking care of a few things on the NMT campus before heading over to Magdalena for the day. I tutored until 3:00, and then I headed back to NMT for a department meeting that we had at El Camino, as it was our final one of the semester.

On my way home, I checked into my home computer remotely and did some editing work for UpWork and some LabVIEW work for a physics project that I am involved with as well.  It worked out pretty well, so I will continue to do this when I am commuting.

It is interesting the way our economy works today. When I was growing up, a “good job” meant working for the same company from the time you left your education until you retired.  Those type of jobs no longer exist, for the most part.  Instead, we live in the “Gig-Economy” where we bounce from one gig to the next. In a lot of ways, it is less secure, but in other ways, it provides a freedom not seen by other generations of workers. It also prevents stagnation, as one must constantly seek new skills and new employment opportunities.

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5/9/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the morning working on a few things around the lab at NMT before heading into Magdalena for a full day of tutoring.  I also checked the weather constantly, as storms were firing all over eastern New Mexico, and several tornadoes were reported.

I did pick up some contract work doing technical writing/editing. I spent a little time reviewing the contract yesterday evening.  I got it through Upwork,  which used to be ODesk.  I had not done work for them in quite some time, so I had to become accustomed to the interface again.

In the evening, I took the buses and trains home.  Along the way, my bluetooth keyboard died, but it just needed to be charged, thankfully.   I received no warning, it just stopped displaying what I was typing on the keys.

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5/3/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the day tutoring at Magdalena.  Overall, it was a good day, and there’s not much else to say about it.

In the afternoon and a long my commute, I did some reading and writing. I finished reading killing Patton and found it to be a great book. I never cared much for Bill O’Reilly TV show, but his books are great. I also did some writing which were stories based on writing prompts in the AVID class.

Other than that, it was an uneventful day.

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3/22/17: Daily Post

Yesterday was largely uninteresting, but it was a good day.  I spent the morning tutoring at Magdalena.   Once I finished tutoring, I returned to New Mexico Tech and spent the day in meetings about space and offices.  We will see how it all turns out in the end.

In the evening, I did some free writing.  During the tutoring at Magdalena, students were given writing prompts for writing two page stories.  I have been doing them, too, just to prove that it isn’t difficult.  Some of the students have caught on to this and are writing as well.  I have started compiling my writing prompts into a longer work, as all of the writing prompts I have completed are around a central idea.

I went to bed relatively early.

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3/11/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I started out my day by attending the Rio Ranch Seventh-Day Adventist church.  The sermon was about spiritual gifts, and the speaker talked quite a bit about Adventist World Radio, and his time there.  After church, they had a potluck lunch, so I stuck around for that and probably ate more than my fair share of the food.

In the afternoon, I did some writing and tended to a few things around the house.  It was nice outside, so I sat under my porch and started writing a new fiction story.

In the evening, we met up with JoAnna’s parents at the Solid Grounds Coffee House to hear blues musician Oscar Butler.  I’m not typically one for blues, but he did a great job.

Joey and I did some late night grocery shopping and then called it a night.

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3/7/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the morning tutoring at Magdalena.  I got off to a later start than I had intended, but was still there by second hour (normal time).   I had thought that perhaps I could attend first hour, but I needed to take care of a few more things before I left.

In the afternoon, I taught my instrumentation lab.  This week, I covered some basic programming techniques and tips (regardless of language) and the students had time to work on their long term projects.

In the evening, I wrote two articles for Paydirt, though I haven’t been able to swing by and pick up a copy of the paper like I normally do on Wednesdays.

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