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.
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....