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.
I'm trying to grade papers, relocate my office, and fix my lunch all at once. Hard to stay glued to the chair when it's such a nice day. So, some of the distractions are welcome. My daughter found a dead bat, so I had to take a look. Rigor mortis had set in, so I couldn't really spread the wings. There was no sign of external damage, such as might be caused by a cat. Maybe its sonar failed and it crashed.
The next distraction, also a pleasant one, was this maple leaf that fell out of a file folder. I picked it up off the courthouse lawn a couple of years ago while writing a rant about excessive use of leaf blowers. I was pleased to see that is was still in good shape and retained some color. Back to work....