Top-paying Jobs

money shirtTop-paying jobs in the United States:

  1. Anesthesiologist: $292,000
  2. Physician/Obstetrician/Gynecologist: $222,000
  3. Psychiatrist: $177,000
  4. Nurse Anesthetist: $157,000
  5. Sales Director: $140,000
  6. Actuary: $129,000
  7. Finance Director: $121,000
  8. Software Architect: $117,000
  9. Attorney/Lawyer: $115,000
  10. Insurance Broker: $114,000

Software Architect?! That’s what I am and I’m not close to that!

Software architects are the masterminds behind the design for products and tools we use every day. There aren’t nearly enough top code masters to fill the openings that exist at nearly every major company around the world. That demand has driven paychecks for the best software architects sky-high.

“Mastermind”. I like that.

Review of “Brief Encounter”

Brief Encounter is a 1945 film about two people who meet, have strong feelings for one another, toy with the idea of taking their brief encounter to another level and then… I won’t tell you want happens.

My initial feelings were, “I’m not in the mood to watch some stiff British actors sit around a table with their cups of tea and say la-dee-da back and forth for an hour and a half” (the trailer gives that impression), but I’m glad I stuck it out. Over looking the film’s dated qualities is a small price to pay for a love story that rivals anything out of Casablanca. And what an ending!

Excellent Family Viewing in “Terabithia”

A Peter Pan message about the power of imagination, Bridge to Terabithia is geared more towards kids than adults. However, the story eventually diverges enough from the normal sugar-coated Walt Disney production that I can recommend it for adults too. “Just close your eyes, but keep your mind wide open.” That’s an excellent line from the movie, but it only touches on one aspect of the story.

Bridge to Terabitha is not just a fun special effects movie gone wild with childish imagination. I don’t want to give anything away, but the story, although fanciful in places, is strongly rooted in the real world. From the linked FilmJerk review:

You take your kids to “Night at the Museum” or “Charlotte’s Web,” and you’ve employed a temporary babysitter. Roll them over to “Bridge to Terabithia” and you’ll feed their minds with a rich tapestry of emotional investment unheard of in today’s family film landscape. It’s a gem, and should not be missed.