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.
Took this one on yesterday's walk in downtown Quincy, but forgot to include in my last post. An impressive fly on a Dandelion on the lawn of the Plumas County School District office. There's a row of Sweet Gum trees by the sidewalk that have major roots rising above the lawn. That makes mowing difficult, which, to me, is a good thing because it provides good habitat for interesting weeds and bugs. I'm sure the groundskeepers have a different perspective, but I take my enjoyment where I can find it. As Michael Pollen said, "A lawn is nature under totalitarian rule."