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.
Memories of more water. The above scene, in February, 2012, shows a nice pond and some geese. Not this year. The pond is dry and the geese are few.
A view of Spanish Creek from the Chandler Road crossing, February, 2013. That was a dry winter, too, but not as dry as the current one. See the geese crossing at the bend? Much less water flowing by this spot in 2014.
My front yard on Boyle in February 2013. Tomorrow morning I'll take a photo of this spot for comparison. Hint: there is no snow! If you know how to do a rain dance, please do. It can't do any harm.
January was a busy month for me, so I didn't keep up my desired pace for blogging. I plan to fix that from February onward. Some new images will arrive tomorrorw.