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.
On a very dry trail, far from any creek, we find this! Along a PG&E pole line, at least partially maintained by herbicides, and a haven for reckless ORV drivers, we found a beaver skeleton this morning. No skull. Perhaps that is now someone's souvenir. Fortunately, our dog wasn't very interested. Otherwise, some of this carcass would have ended up on our living room carpet. A sad sight. I have to think of it as good for the vultures.