Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Journal 10 by Kaylee

Developing Forms of Conversation for Callings
One of the profiles that stood out to me was the one about Reverend Eric D. Williams. He was the pastor that heard about another pastor turning down a funeral because the one who had passed away was gay. Although I am not gay or anything, I do think this is a story that should be shared today. Not only was their a sexuality issue, Rev. Williams even mentioned how black dads did not take their sons being gay very well. With that being said, there was also a little racial issue, although that was not the main focus. A quote that stood out to was "The Bible tells us that we're not supposed to do whatever everybody else does. And the fact that this pastor was so afraid of his own congregation getting up and walking away that he couldn't support this family in their darkest hour of need was wrong. So I did the funeral (Isay 238)." This quote is special. He describes the other pastor and how he could not put away his pride or judgments to help someone else out so he stepped in and took control, and that made me happy.

My active reading really helped me get through the Bar Owner profile. There were words like "audacity" and "arthritic" but with my active reading research, I found out that audacity means "willingness to take bold risks" and arthritic means someone who is affected by arthritis. It also helped me better understand the story. I was not sure of what a rubber worker was, but since I was active reading, I decided to look it up and considering she said that her neighborhood was mostly rubber workers, i figured it was important to understand where she is getting all her business from. A rubber worker turned out to be a factory worker, who actually worked in very poor conditions. One of the best websites for this information that I found was 
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"the older guys with the bigger churches were the ones whose voices were heard."

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Journal 10

 Part One: The profile I did was the one about the salmon slicer. I found this one very weird because he retired from a job and he said he was used to making almost $150 an hour and he went to a job making nine dollars an hour. This I think really proves that he likes what he does, a lot. There is a quote that says, "Every time I slice, I want to make the best possible slice I can make. It's a sensual experience that occurs.." If this quote alone doesn't prove he loves what he does I don't know what will. And really what this taught me is that you should always do whatever you love no matter what because if it makes you happy then it makes you happy.
This man is in the same occupation as the man from the profile.
Part two: I actually did some research on this same profile. I looked up vox because I did not know what that meant but I figured out eventually as they kept going on. I even had to look up vocation too because I did not know what that meant either.

Journal 10 by Ciara

The story in which having a purpose for the job would have to be the artist and educator Sol Aramendi. She was the immigrant who made photography a teaching method for other immigrants trying to fit into their new country. I kind of relate to Sol in the aspect of moving to a new place and not feeling welcome. Photography isn't the first thing that comes to mind when you think of changing lives but Sol made that happen. As her student Cynthia said, "Before I was in your class, I was in a room with a closed door, and you opened the door for me..." (Callings 184). Sol Aramendi changed peoples lives by showing others something that she felt comfort in.
Here's a picture that Sol took. She describes it as decolonization starting at breatfeeding
A career that I found intriguing and wanted to learn more about would have to be the profile on Leonard Berk the salmon slicer.  Before I read his profile I had no idea that being a salmon slicer was even a career choice. In fact when I tried to look it up the only articles that popped up were those covering Leonard. It's amazing to me how Len gave up such a good paying job to earning over a $100 less than what he was earning before. But I guess if you don't love what you're doing then why do it!

Journal 10 by Hannah

Part 1: The profile I chose is the profile with the Neurosurgeon talking with his 8th grade teacher. Towards the beginning, he tells a story about a patient he had who had a tumor which impaired his speech. Then after the patient goes on to tell him "Don't forget to thank your teacher. Make sure you let him know", he explains how much he appreciated his 8th grade teacher. That was the class that helped him figure out that he wanted this job. He was so interested and felt so strong about what he was doing since all the way back in 8th grade. I mean, even the fact that he gave someone back their speech alone is a great example of understanding the entire purpose of this job.
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This is a picture of neurosurgeons looking at, what looks like, a tumor in a brain scan right before surgery. It shows how complicated the job can be, but its so worth it in the end.

Part 2: I chose the profile with Ted the Beekeeper. In this profile, he talks about all of the different floras and honeys, I didn't know what the different floras were and I had no idea there were different kinds of honey. I did more of the vocabulary research, but I found out that the gallberry looks a lot like blueberries and palmettos looks like a tropical leaf. Both of which you can get honey from. I also learned that there are over 300 types of honeys and that they can act as an antibacterial, antiseptic, sweetener, and an antioxidant.

Journal 10 Jeremy Johnson

     Reading Dave Isay, The Purpose and Passion of Work CALLINGS, was very inspiring and directional with life values.  I really loved the Salmon Slicer story starting on page 195.  Leonard "Len" Berk age 85 talks with his friend Joshua Gubitz, 46 about his retired career choice.  He decided to work for a store he had been a customer to for many years and never had his salmon sliced. Yet, he became the stores Salmon slicer working on that perfect slice of salmon. I love how he takes so much pride in what he is doing in his life at this point. Even saying on page 197, "Yeah, I want to spend the rest of my life doing exactly what I'm doing: I want to slice salmon." I'm working toward the perfect slice (Isay 197).  Showing that it's not about money or other's paradigms, but your own recognition to the pride that you can instill in your own everyday life.

Machine used to slice salmon to perfection.

     I also liked the story Starting on page 216, talking about the employment counselor.  Helping young individuals is also a passion of mine.  In todays society I believe we have lost touch on shaping our future that starts with those whom come after us.  To obtain a job in this broad field a masters is not required by some, yet , it is recommended by most.  A simple high school diploma or GED is accepted at lower salary waged jobs in this field.  For those with no degree, a certificate can be needed to apply for this job. As of 2014 Salary is just shy of $54,000 and growing with demand of this job. Clinical counselors and school psychiatrists making most of the money weighing in at about $77,000 a year.  The passion of this job is to provide a path for those who are lost in life.  Being lost is not always bad, sometimes you just need that one special someone who is trained to help you find what your passions are and help you elaborate on them to shape your future.

Journal 10 by Cole

A profile that I found interest too was Sol Aramendi's, the artist and educator. She had used her passions to teach others, and helped others with similar situations. Her class was about art, which she taught to immigrants in Spanish. Her goal was to help other immigrants feel at home in a new place. She was putting aside her time to help others, which I think is very important. It shows why you need to find a passion in your work. She found enjoyment in art, which allowed her to teach others about it. By doing so, she helped fellow immigrants in the new city of New York. "Now I do believe that I'm a New Yorker. This is my home." (Isay 184).

"Most of the time, immigrants are kind of second-class citizens. We are not welcome in many spaces, or we feel like we are not. So I'm reclaiming spaces that we think are not for us." (Isay 183).
As I was reading, the employment counselor profile required me to dig a little deeper. I was pretty unfamiliar with the career until reading. I had to do some research to see what it would take to become one. It is not the easiest career to get into, and requires some education. Many get a bachelor degree in areas such as psychology or counseling. Graduate work can lead to more opportunities in the field, but require 1-2 more years of education. If one is looking to start their own private practice in the field, they are required to become licensed. You must record 3,000 hours on average of supervised field work. After doing this research, I have gained a new respect for those in the field. It requires an enormous amount of work to be able to help others find a job. 

Journal 10 by Ben

The Beekeeping section really spoke to me. He first found out about his love for the bees by having to keeps the bees on the property. Now he loves to keep bees. He found his passion by accident. He got hooked when he discovered why the honey would be different colors. Due to the bees pollinated different types of substances. He was scared by the sound of the bees, but also intrigued by it as well.
honey bees hard at work making that honey.
Another profile that has stood out to me is the bridge tending. That guy followed his dreams by given up a better paying job for something that he liked to do. Follow your dreams, don't follow the money.

Journal 10 by Kyle Ciballi

Part 1 :
     A profile that  I would like to talk about today is the tool and dye maker section in the generations part. I believe that the tool and dye maker shows a purpose of work because its all hand made. It shows what quality over quantity really means these days. Sure you can buy cheaper ,but you wont get the durability and quality of something that is made cheaper. These days we have always found the cheapest method with the lowest quality of work. But its unfortunate what happened to the tool and dye maker shop because its still happening today. People are getting rid of the hand made quality products with cheaper options to save money. are you really saving money though if you have to keep replacing the same part ? This chapter of the book showed me quality is key into crafting any parts or fabrics. A hard worker who had a purpose to get people quality tools and parts but was shut out by big cheap companies.
This is a tool and die maker CNC machine in todays shops and styles. You can create all different types of molds for tolls and metals with this machine

Part 2 :
     Another profile that research had helped me in understanding the profession better is the story about the dentist. I found out that a dentist had to go through a crap ton of schooling. They also have to get a residency, and over the years continue passing these tests to stay qualified. They first need a bachelors in dental surgery or dental studies, before they can get accepted into a dentistry school. To be accepted it is very competitive so they also take on other factors such as GPA, interviews and recommendations. once they become a dentist one of there man priorities is to diagnose and treat problems with patients’ teeth, gums, and related parts of the mouth. They provide advice and instruction on taking care of the teeth and gums and on diet choices that affect oral health. a fun fact about salary is they make 152,700 dollars a year as a general dentist ! talk about bringing in the dough !

Monday, April 17, 2017

Journal 10 by Chelsea

One story that i really enjoyed was Josh Gippn talks with his grandmother Rose Brudno a bar owner. I feel like bars are important and having a good owner means a lot. A bar is where you go to unwind a lot of times after a hard eek of work. she was a great owner she would help save money and know people get a little crazy sometime and need to have fun. The way she ran her bar is the kind of place i like to go for fun and just a relax atmosphere. Having a safe place for barmaids to work was really important to her. Thats the kind of passion you need to make a successful place.

       I had a wounderful relationship with the community at the bar                                                                                             I knew their kids, I knew their parents. we had a ball (Brudno pg194)

One story that really made me think was the Hospice Chaplin Issan Koyama. this story is a strong passion to help others and help their passing easier no matter what that can cost you. looking at Hospice Chaplin support medical care through spiritual and emotional help. Just being with someone and making them feel better as there life comes to an end. You have to have a masters degree in studies such as pasture studies.A lot of places require the pasture to be ordained. The emotional tow it has it difficult for many people. You have to have a love for people and care about their life. As Issan said " I really feel the supported by the legacy of their lives. It keeps you going" ( Issan pg 116)

Journal 10 By. Brandi

One profile that really hit home for me was in the Philosophers section in Callings about the Neurosurgeon Thanking his old Science Teacher. I felt very passionate about this story, because I can relate to wanting to make a difference in students lives and let them see their full potential. One day when I become a teacher; I want to be that person that my students remember.  I want to be able to teach in a way that will make a postive impact on their lives. The end of the book Lee the Neurosurgeon says " You changed my life! Thank you for allowing me to be where I am. Encouragement and Patience- that makes a difference. I'm your student. Forever" (Lee 181).  This story taught me something about having a purpose for our work, and how a teacher has a certain power over students success in life.
                                          " I'm a teacher . It's my passion. And I'm going to 
                                          help as many people as I can, as long as I can, to 
                                          find their passion, too. Thats something that you gave
                                          me back. I'm so happy that I had you as a student" (Al 181)

While I was reading  Marc Anderson Lawson and his sister Karen Lawson About Their Father, Video Game Inventor Jerry Lawson I felt like I needed to do research on Mad Libs. Marc and his cousin wanted to play video games and His dad made them design a game first. Since Mad Libs was very popular they designed a Mad Libs video game.
Mad Libs is a story game that leaves out Nouns, adjectives, and verbs etc. The players have to fill out the blank space Noun, adjective, verb etc to complete a comical story. The mad Libs game was invented by Leonard Stern. Leonard stern failed the spelling bee because he couldn't spell a certain word. He was so embarrassed that he started learning words and the meaning every night before bed. Through his obsession with learning new vocabulary he started writing for a living. One day Leonard was stuck on one of his book that he was writing. He needed an adjective for a word he was writing for his book. His friend gave him a very funny adjective, and that's when they both discovered they could make a game that could be fun to play at party's. That's how the idea of Mad Libs was invented.Mad Libs

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Journal 10 by Matt

Throughout this book there have been many amazing people we have read about. Some have found their passion and their "Calling" in jobs that we would sometimes never even think about. Lately i read about a Beekeeper named Clay Culver. This man grew up from a young age always interested in working with bees and their hives. He talked about the rust it gave him and how there wasn't anything more satisfying then closing that top lid on the hive. Growing up on a farm, we always had a Beekeeper come out and put a new hive on our property every year. I thought it was too cool to watch these Beekeepers and always wondered what made these people what to do a job like that. When I read this I though about all the gear they would wear and how they would be out in the hot summer heat. It was cool to be able to related to this story, and get a real perspective from the job. Clay describes it almost as a thrill when he says "Its like rock climbing, or surfing: when you doing it you don't think about anything else"(Isay 188). This made sense to me because I always thought how cool it would be to do that and not get stung. I looked at it almost as a rush too.
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This is a Beekeeper and as you can see he is not 
wearing gloves in order to stop crushing as

Another Profile I was very interested was Subway conductors. I thought this was a job that was lost over time. When I thought about train conductors, or subway conductors, I thought about the story my grandparents would tell me about how they would always waved as the trains passed intersections. When I read about this I became Intrigued and wanted to learn more. After researching, I found out that conductors do a lot more than just make sure everyones safe. The have jobs such as coupling and uncoupling train cars, Making sure the train is on schedule, barring out routine repairs, and opening and closing train doors. I thought that this job was really cool and I was amazed that they do repairs to the train/subway and couple and, uncouple train cars. This is a job for people that have a love for taking care of people and have a drive to make sure everything runs smoothly.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Comments for Hannah and Ash: Military Ammo Tech

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Ammunition technicians work in every facet of the ammunition field, including receipt, storage, issue, and handling of ammunition and toxic chemicals.

Comments for Jeremy and Jacob: Athletic Trainers

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Okay he's not injured but I just had to say O-H!
Here is a real athletic trainer and an image that actually fits the Presentation.  I-O!

Comments for Ben and Kyle: Drug and Alcohol Counselors

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Comments for Alisha: Large Animal Vet

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Comments for Ciara and Kaylee: Underwater Welding

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Hyperbaric welding is the process of welding at elevated pressures, normally underwater.

Comments for Cole and Matt: Forensic Investigators

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The adjective forensic describes scientific methods used to investigate crimes.

Comments for Chelsea and Brandi: Smoke Jumpers

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A smoke jumper is a firefighter who parachutes into a remote area to combat wildfires.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Slots and days for Presentations. From Mike

Tuesday, April 11

1.  Chelsea and Brandi: Smoke Jumpers

2.  Cole and Matt: Forensic Investigators

3.  Kaylee and Ciara: Underwater Welders

Thursday, April 13

1.  Alisha: Large Animal Vets

2.  Ben and Kyle: Drug and Alcohol Counselors

3.  Jeremy and Jacob: Athletic Trainers

4.  Ash and Hannah: Military Ammo Technicians

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Journal Nine Jeremy Johnson

     My favorite reading in the Callings thus far, being the Marat being the NBA referee.  I am very into basketball, it is my second love in life.  The way Marat has taken the negative reflection from his mother saying, "Who's going to take a guy who's going to be a referee?" and he pushed to do what his passion is.  I can relate to his push to stay in basketball even though he didn't go to the NBA as a player, he still pushed to be in the NBA as a ref.  I never grew as tall as I wanted to obtain a career in the NBA, and for this loss I just continue to coach and instill my passion into others whom love the game.
     To obtain a degree and pursue a career in Business Management Human Resourse Consultant, would be safe for me.  All through high school I took business classes and even after high school I did some jobs where leadership was a must.  I believe I obtain the personal and social skills to be a good Manager consultant.  A lot of colleagues follow my lead in many activities, as well as friends that always ask my opinion on many difficult decision makings of their own lives.  My passion; However, would lie in being a physical trainer.  Helping those in need of extra motivation would be an accomplishing job for me.  It would be risky for the fact that I would be traveling a lot and family life would be rough.  Dedication would be more toward others and their families, being on call to assess injury would be priority over spending quality time with family.
helping complete strength training.

Journal 9 by Kyle Ciballi

Part 1
             My favorite profile so far would have to be the one of the Dentist. For some reason I just really enjoyed his story. One reason I think I liked it so much is that when he was only 12 he has been financially responsible for himself and I thought of when I was 12. When I was 12 , I was in 7th grade playing Xbox and running cross country everyday. Not even a worry to my mind about bringing home income to pay for the house. I also like his story because he signed up with the navy when he was 17 and his mom had to sign for him because he wasn't of age. I had to do the same when I signed up with the national guard because I wasn't old enough either.

Part 2
            The most practical career choice I have in mind is becoming a police officer and completing a degree in Criminology. But the one that dares me to go out of my comfort zone is to be a veterinarian. I think being a vet would be the coolest career in the world. I love animals and would love to work with them everyday. The type of vet I want to be is a zoo vet. They make really good money but I'm in it more for the love and care for exotic animals. How cool would it be to give a nany leopard a vaccination or give a primate a bath. I would just love to care for animals and I love all animals, Especially fat chunky ones ;)

I love pandas one of my favorite animals and I would get to work with them

Look how adorable this baby cheetah is

Journal 9 by Alisha

Part One: My favorite profile so far is the sculptor Olga Ayala. This
is my favorite because this woman found her passion by looking up to
her mom. She never thought about doing art for the money or where it
was going to take her in life. This woman looked up to her mother at
young age and started drawing with her and because of that she found
her calling. “So, I look at my art as a living testimony to her. She
was my greatest muse.” (Olga 84) Now Olga dedicates her work to her
mom and she is never going to forget her or where her calling came

Part Two: The most practical career for me is an Animal behaviorist
and therapist. I want to work with large and exotic animals. I’ve
always known that wanted to work with animals but I don’t want sit an
office all day. So, when I found this career option it stood out to
me. I can’t wait to start working with animals and further my career
in this direction. If I was to take a risk, I don’t think I would ever
change my field because I’ve know sense I was little that I wanted to
work with animals. However, I might go to school longer and get my PhD
and try for more opportunities.
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Journal 9 by Cole

     Throughout the reading thus far, I have enjoyed Marat Kogut's profile the most. He had aspired to be an NBA referee. I found it interesting that he wanted to be an official more than a player. "Most kids grow up dreaming that they could hit the game-winning shot of a championship. I was the one that said, ''I want to be the referee that blows the whistle and says the basket was successful."" (Callings 27). I enjoyed this also because I was able to do some research on it. I did not know what it actually took to become one, and it was interesting to learn all about it.
      The most practical career that I am considering is to become an accountant. I believe this is a very safe shooting goal, as I am going to school to become one. I have grown up around it, as my mother has always worked with a lot of numbers at her place of work. It has became an interest of mine, as I have enjoyed math and number work throughout my years. My dream job. however, would be to work in a front office of a professional sports team. I would love to continue on throughout my life working in sports, but I understand that it would not be as easy to get into. I would have a very difficult time trying to get into professional sports. It would be an incredible job, but would also require very large risks to do so.
This is David Griffin, the General Manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers, one of my favorite teams. This would be an incredible job to have.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Journal 9 By Ciara

My favorite profile in Callings would have to be the interview between Barbara Moore (Bricklayer) and her daughter Olivia. I chose this profile because it not only shows a woman making it in “a man’s world” but it also highlights a mother creating a path for her daughter. Money was the initial incentive for Barbara pursuing the Bricklayer career field which is sadly the reason most people choose careers. Her dedication and persistence in brick laying not only earned her respect but it also earned her the admiration of her daughter. My favorite quote in this profile would have to be, “Growing up with a mom who was strong both physically and emotionally has had an incredible impact on who I’ve become” (Isay 76). I love this quote because growing up I watched my mom go through hardships and instead of giving up she would always find a way to push through. Seeing that gave me the motivation to pursue all of my goals so I can make her proud.

The most practical career choice for me would have to either be a Pharmacist or something else in the medical field. In all honesty, I hate the thought of being a Pharmacist but, I hate the thought of being a failure even more. It was always instilled in me that I need a job that’ll be around for a long time and it needs to pay well so I never have to struggle. A medical career clearly fits both of those criteria so I can’t complain. My dream job would have to be a Forensic Science Technician! I’ve always found shows like CSI: Miami and Criminal Minds interesting. Clearly a television show and real life are two different things but that doesn’t stop me from dreaming. The thought of helping put a criminal behind bars is intriguing to me.
This is a forensics team searching for a missing woman

Journal 9 by Matt

Out all the profiles I've read so far, I think the bridge tender one is my favorite. I found this one to be very interesting because of how unusual this job is. I never really thought about the people who work on those bridges, and it was interesting to see his perspective on this job. I love when he says "The pay's horrible, the benefits are worse, but the job itself is great. I love it" (Isay 18). This just shows his true love for his job even though it doesn't pay well or give good benefits. It also shows that he has a true love for the job. He also shows that even though the pay and benefits and pay aren’t that great, he still has found his calling. Therefore, this profile is my favorite so far.
This is my family farm, and where I still live

 The most practical or safe job that I am currently pursuing is engineering. This job has great demand and has great benefits. I have also thought about this profession because my dad is an engineer and I want to follow in his footsteps. This job also has high job security. These are the main reasons that I am pursuing this job. There are other jobs that I’m also interested in. One of them is being a farmer. I always loved the way my grandpa lived but times have changed and it’s hard for small farmers to make a living anymore. All the business has gone to the larger farms, it’s almost like the tool and die shop that we read about in Callings. Another job that I have also thought about going into is being a mechanic. Like farming the small shops have really taken hits in the past years. This would make it very hard for me to make a living in this profession. In this day in age most people choose careers that they are not tuly satisfied with. This is mainly because of the benefits and wages these other jobs have, and I have fallen victim to this.