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Re: to Jim Burton
On Mon, 2 Oct 1995, Rich Milewski wrote:
> Thanks for the extra data. I am able to get off from teaching because I
> work for a private school, I am not tenured and they have very flexable
> personal policies, no job security, no money but flexability. I have
That's great! Maybe no money or security, but perhaps a chance to get
some good teaching done in a serious setting (am I right?) ... i.e., as
opposed to public school!
> applied for a sabadical and and they will allow me to leave early. I have
> also provided a sub. My feelings are its now or never. The administration
> is not thrilled to death with my plans but have been cooperative. I will
> need to finish my hike a few days before the start of the fall semester
> which means a few days after labor day. I hope I can make it.
I'm confused ("wouldn't be the first time!" ) ... are you just getting
off April thru September, 1996?
Of course you can make it! Will make it. I envy you - I found I made real
good friends on the trail.
> I noticed you have a gov domain, do you work for NASA? Rich
No, I work for a public school, actually! I teach astronomy & physics
here on the Navajo reservation. I love my job and the kids are the
greatest part about it. I got the internet account thru the magnanimity
of the phone company in cooperation with NASA (or the other way around, I
forget) as part of a program for teachers of minority youth, to get us
I was interested by an earlier comment, by Mike, I think, about
thru-hiking north to south being a good way to go. I was thinking out
loud that that would be how I'd have to do it -- I'd have to take a leave
of absence for an academic year -- end of May to a year from the
following August -- and reasoned a continuous hike could only be done
from the north.
Anybody else have data re. relative merits of N->S vs. S->N ????
> Jim Bruton, email@example.com,