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 took a morning hike around Oakland Camp when the sky way gray and there was a feeling of storm brewing. Ironically, on cloudy days the bright colors of flowers and bugs tend to register more truly. I'll post more of my observations tomorrow morning, but I wanted to post my favorite shot of the day before quitting for the night. The bug is one of several in the Family Pentatomidae that are commonly known as Plant Bugs, but are also often called stink bugs, even the ones that don't have a noticeable odor. It's supposed to rain for a couple of days so I'm looking forward to a dynamic response from the flora and fauna.