Things seem to be moving along with the job search. I had that interview on Friday and it seemed to go rather well. Also, the university I really want to work for is checking my references and doing background checks, so I would say that looks like it is going well also. Like I said, hopefully I will have an answer within the next few weeks.
Yesterday I was asked by a member of our church if I could help out with the Cub Scout Pack that is affiliated with our church. I said that I would gladly help, and then we talked a bit about things that I might be able to help with. He didn’t know that I was once an Eagle Scout, so when I told him that he was even more pleased.
Speaking of Eagle Scouts, I myself was quite pleased to see this recently, a young man who was an Eagle Scout testify against discrimination in Iowa. It is actually quite moving, and the young man was a superb speaker.
Geoff here – quite a bit has happened this past week, and next week also promises to be interesting. I have a job interview Monday for an IT Security Analyst position at a prominent university here in the Boston area. I already had a phone interview with them and it went rather well, so I am hopeful about getting this job. We’ll see.
In other news, I am almost finished with my internship for the Cambridge Police Department, and I am wrapping up my projects that I was doing there. Just yesterday I finally took and passed the CompTIA Network+ exam, which is fantastic in itself but it is even better now since it means that my certification will be for life, and I will not have to take that test again ever.
Also, Kelly and I were both very happy to see that DADT was repealed and that our often misguided junior Senator, Scott Brown, actually voted to repeal it. Thank goodness for common sense finally winning the day.
I apologize for not sending out cards or gifts for the kids this year, but until we are both employed again we have had to tighten the belt a bit. We will make up for it, believe me.
I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and a happy new year, in case I have not posted again by then.
It’s been decided. On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in honor of the 6 gay boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes and at their schools. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality. Please wear purple on October 20th. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools.
RIP Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh (top)
RIP Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase (middle)
RIP Asher Brown and Billy Lucas. (bottom)
REBLOG to spread a message of love, unity and peace.