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.
No theme here except I survived 15 minutes of picture-taking. Some sources say it reached 104 in Quincy today. I know my steering wheel and dashboard beat that. While doing errands, managed to explore a patch of Tansy for a while and found an Assassin Bug - how did it survive sitting in the sun? Then a wiser caterpillar was resting on a leaf of Black Oak, in the shade, in my driveway.
The main fire camp has moved out of Quincy toward the Almanor area, but there's still a temporary Heliport in town and we stopped by to watch the action. My son Ryan got a few shots of this exciting-looking helicopter.