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.
Like Forrest Gump's box of chocolates - when you look at every daisy for insects and spiders, you never know what you're going to get. Daisies are blooming all around American Valley now, even in my front yard. I'm eager to see my first Goldenrod Crab Spider of the season. Meanwhile, I'm seeing many kinds of beetles and hoping to soon see a Thread-waisted Wasp. The above daisy, an outlier, growing from a crack in the asphalt outside the flower garden by Midtown Coffee. I'm hoping it'll be left alone for a while because lots of different insects and spiders visit this garden and daisies make a nice backdrop for photos.