Nearly a month has gone by without any new posts, despite my recent statements about blogging in earnest. I'm finding that teaching writing classes not only involves lots of time grading papers but also focuses my interest on writing. I'm actually writing a lot in various journals and notebooks, but not focusing in the short run on material I want to post here. We'll see what develops. Let's just say, my cessation of blogging is not due to deterioration of my health. I might be back soon. It probably depends on how spring unfolds - wildflowers, lizards, interesting insects, etc., usually fire me up and prompt me to keep my camera batteries charged.
I have been teaching since 1965 and have recently joined the English Department as an Associate Faculty member at Feather River College. Recently taught Nature Literature in America and am currently teaching Interpersonal Communication and Basic Reading and Writing.
I've never seen a Golden Eagle on Golden Eagle Drive. Plenty of Canada Geese, though. In this meadow on the way out to Feather River College, I've seen lots of wildlife. I've probably been a traffic hazard more than once as I stopped to watch waterfowl, coyotes, kingfishers, and ospreys. Seems like a good place for a raised boardwalk out to a wildlife viewing platform. I can think of lots of reasons for not building such a thing, but I do sometimes get nostalgic for the many such structures in the brackish marshes in South Carolina's Low Country.