...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 was reading Krakauer's Into the Wild while waiting for my son at the dentist's office when a call came in. "It's from your wife. Go home immediately. There's a bear on the back deck." The two minute drive to my house seemed like a half hour. Rest of story coming soon.