Thoughts on Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and having a brand new baby boy
Saturday, March 31, 2007
Let's say that someone was going to apply for a job at a university and one of the job qualifications was integrating Adobe Flash with teaching. I do not own Flash and have not worked with it. What would you do? Would you order it and learn it? Would you take a class? Would you hope that knowing Flash wasn't that vital of a qualification or would you go ahead and learn it? Or would you get it as part of a suite of Adobe programs and try to play with all of them? I already have a pretty good handle on PhotoShop even though I personally don't own a copy. Should I take this opportunity to invest in a suite of Adobe programs and learn them? By "I," I mean the person applying for the job which may or may not be me. Inquiring minds want to know.
I grew up in Metairie, LA and lived in actual New Orleans for 12 years. The day that I turned 30, I moved to New Jersey and then to Easton, PA 4 years ago. As luck would have it, I was in New Orleans when Katrina approached and evacuated to Jackson, MS. Other than that, I am a Latin and history teacher at a small, independent school in NJ. I miss New Orleans a lot, think about it all the time, and try to go there whenever the work schedule allows.