...an unpaid sabbatical. Just call it a break. I've fallen well short of my original goals for this blog and am too busy to continue at this time. Thanks for the comments and feedback people have given me by email and other means. I will continue to find solace in nature walks, with or without camera and notebook, but I will take at least a two-month break from posting here.
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.
Seems like yesterday that Safeway was flooding the airwaves with that phony slogan, but it has actually been around 40 years! But I'm sending it out with sincerity to the Mountain Lion pictured here. My friend Paul Russell was exploring around the area between Mill Creek and the playing field of the old Pioneer Elementary School, now Plumas Charter School, when he was surprised by a Mountain Lion in the dry creek bed. Beautiful and scary, it must have been exciting to come within 20 feet of the big cat and watch it slink away. I want to thank Paul for sharing the photos he got with his mobile phone. I think most people would have called 911 or thrown the phone at the cat. Cool-headed Paul had a better plan. Thanks for sharing.