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.
Once again, vindicating my tendency to neglect my lawn, this beautiful Goldenrod Crab Spider has made my day. Actually, it's been a purposeful kind of neglect. I am looking forward to a wonderful season of photography on the front lawn. It's getting to the point that maybe I should no longer call it a lawn. It's great to look at one of these spiders and think "Go ahead, make my day," and feel more enlightened than either Dirty Harry or Ronald Reagan when they used the phrase.