...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.
I'm looking forward to splitting this cedar firewood tomorrow. The fragrance takes me back to elementary school days when they still made good pencils, like the Henry David Thoreau family used to make. I would steal the cedar shavings from the school pencil sharpeners and keep them in a little envelope on my desk at home. Great fragrance for my room, but it also made good tinder for camp fires on my many camping trips.