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.
How can I get any work done? This great Goldenrod Crab Spider made her first appearance this morning. Within an hour or so she caught a small fly or bee (see earlier posts). I left the house for an hour or so, and when I got back, she had already taken on a bigger meal (above), a butterfly. Maybe the earlier catch was an appetizer. I hope I get to see desert before dark. The clover must feel proud, hosting all this activity.