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.
Last Thursday morning I had to take a detour due to a paving project on Meadow Valley Road. It was a lucky detour as I came across a great patch of Shaggy Mane fungi at the side of Jackson Street. Here a half dozen views. Tomorrow morning I'll check whether they're still there. When their time comes, they tend to melt into a pile of black goo. I've also heard that they deteriorate very quickly after being picked, so if you want to dine on them, better bring along a little camp stove and a frying pan. I'm a mushroom coward, so I only eat the ones sold in stores.