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.
Having a little trouble getting traction on my blog for August. Here's today's weird photo and story. I was walking down the sidewalk by my house when a lightweight something or other bounced off my head and landed on the cement. It looked like a live Cranefly, and I didn't have my camera. I figured if I attempted to catch it, I'd never see it again. I bent over and picked it up. It was dead! It actually landed in an upright position as in the above photo, but rigor mortis had set in and it was clearly dead. I brought it in the house for a photo session. Maybe I should the read magazine article beneath the insect. It might help me get my thinking back on track for another month of natural history blogging.