education, Teaching

The Void of Education: What Matters

Every year, I am faced with a challenge familiar to many educators across the US and even around the globe--I have to convince my class that education matters. To some, this may seem redundant, especially for high school students who need to graduate, but any educator instinctively knows that a student will learn best when… Continue reading The Void of Education: What Matters

Photography

Why I Love Film: Olympus OM-1 in Tokyo, Thailand, & Vietnam

All photos were shot with an Olympus OM-1 with a 50mm F/1.4 Zuiko lens and Tri-X 400 unless otherwise noted In March 2013, I returned to Japan for a study abroad program for four months, and for the previous seven months, I had ample time to really wet my appetite for the world of photography… Continue reading Why I Love Film: Olympus OM-1 in Tokyo, Thailand, & Vietnam

Photography

Zeiss Milvus Zf.2 50mm f/1.4 (Nikon F-Mount) Review

All photos were shot with a Nikon D600 and Zeiss Milvus 50mm and converted straight out of camera to jpeg unless otherwise stated. In fall 2015, after my recent photography high of shooting in Vietnam with a simple film Olympus OM-1 with a 50mm f/1.4 Zuiko lens(read review here ), I decided that it was time to… Continue reading Zeiss Milvus Zf.2 50mm f/1.4 (Nikon F-Mount) Review

education, Teaching

Advice for Neophytes

As a profession, teachers have one of the biggest and most diverse clientele base to serve to. Some teach highly autistic children (a very admirable choice) while some tend to focus on more gifted students—a more, ahem, “typical” choice. Regardless of their selection or position, many teachers can easily empathize with a plethora of different… Continue reading Advice for Neophytes