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.
This was one of the more inspiring views from my trip to Susanville yesterday. I'm posting this shot as a reminder to tell the rest of the story before day's end. Every time I look at the mountain from the East Shore of Almanor I review my adventures in days past of the various hikes I've taken to the top and of the first time I climbed down into the crater. In the mid-60s I remember there was still steam coming out of some of the cracks. To a flatlander from Massachusetts, that was very exciting.