Nearly a month went by without any new posts, despite my recent statements about blogging in earnest. I found that teaching writing classes not only involved lots of time grading papers but also focused my interest on writing. I'm actually writing a lot in various journals and notebooks, but was not focusing in the short run on material I wanted to post here. Finally, in the month of July, I managed to resume my average of one post per day for the month. I plan to surpass that volume from here on out. What I post here, combined with my daily writing in journals, is mostly fine-tuning what I hope to publish in a memoir about my experiences in education as student, parent, teacher, supporter and critic.
Meanwhile, I am still available for guiding local nature hikes. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about rates and parameters of time, distance, and personal needs regarding matters of health and fitness.
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'll be starting a new class Adventures in Nature Journaling on Saturday, March 24. We'll have our first meeting on the FRC campus in Quincy, then meet up at a different site to explore each succeeding Saturday morning. Six meetings in all. Contact me at email@example.com or call FRC at 283-0202, ext. 317, and ask for Connie Litz. This is a class about exploring the biodiversity of Feather River Country and designing a nature journal in which to record your experiences. We'll dabble in writing, sketching, and photography, and ways of enhancing our ability to discover our local flora and fauna - and fungi. All the above images were captured during previous nature journaling classes. We'll explore such places as Table Mountain, Butterfly Valley Botanical Area, tributaries of Spanish Creek, Brady's Camp, Williams Loop, and the Lakes Basin area.