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.
I feed my friend's cat periodically when she's out of town. Whenever I come by, there's always a little bit of food left in his bowl and plenty of water in each of two bowls.
However, as soon as I enter the house, he comes up for a brief head rub against my closed hand, then dashes excitedly for the bathroom sink and waits for me to turn on the water. He drinks lots, then jumps down and checks out the new food. Then runs back for another drink. I wish it were as easy to make people happy.
This facial expression means "thank you for turning on the faucet."