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.
These photos were taken sometime during the 2005-2006 school year when my son Ryan was in 6th grade. The above photo appeared in this blog May 29, 2010, and I don't remember the occasion. It happened to be my younger sister's birthday, but I doubt there's any connection to that. My son and I love snakes, The reason I'm currently thinking in terms of "time flies" is that next week Ryan graduates from Feather River College with an A. A. degree in Environmental studies. There aren't as many snakes around here as we saw in the coastal range around Leggett. But one species we've seen in both places is the Ring-necked Snake (below photo). In these very dry times, I don't expect to see many snakes this summer.