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 email@example.com 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.
As I approached my office this morning, hoping to have a productive writing session before lunch, I was intercepted by Jiminy Cricket. He said he'd given up on Pinocchio and was checking on other folks who have a lot to say. As I approached him with my camera, he made a few leaps, but ended up saying he thought I was basically honest and he was going to move on to a Tea Party meeting. What a relief!
He rested a while on my fresh-cut birch rounds. Then I was suddenly overwhelmed by an image of an honest cricket entering a room full of people with very long noses. I can hardly wait til November 7 at which time Jiminy and I might begin a well-deserved break from political chatter.