Nearly a month went by without any new posts, despite my recent statements about blogging in earnest. I found that teaching writing classes not only involved lots of time grading papers but also focused my interest on writing. I'm actually writing a lot in various journals and notebooks, but was not focusing in the short run on material I wanted to post here. Finally, in the month of July, I managed to resume my average of one post per day for the month. I plan to surpass that volume from here on out. What I post here, combined with my daily writing in journals, is mostly fine-tuning what I hope to publish in a memoir about my experiences in education as student, parent, teacher, supporter and critic.
Meanwhile, I am still available for guiding local nature hikes. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about rates and parameters of time, distance, and personal needs regarding matters of health and fitness.
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 burning the midnight oil again, several hours before midnight. But, I had to keep striving for my one-a-day goal. The above pink radish and the below Filaree were found on my Friday, February 13th trip to Chico. Tomorrow, I hope to start posting photos from the recent Friday the 27th trip to the same places and say a little more about the incredible hail storm we experienced in the vicinity of the Cherokee turnoff.
Consider checking out Plumas County's Bloom Blog. The slide show on the opening page begins with my photo of a bee hovering by a Lupine taken on Table Mountain. One of my favorite photos, and it was nice to see it posted again to launch a new season of the Bloom Blog.