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.
I slowly and quietly approached a small, dammed-up pond where the creeks passing through the FRC campus are slowed briefly before spreading across the meadow on their way to Spanish Creek. I thought I'd better check it out before it becomes totally clogged with algae and duckweed, although that, too, will be interesting. I was rewarded by a view of dozens of bullfrogs with their faces barely exposed above the green surface. Eventually they dived for cover, but quickly resurfaced in new locations. It was fun to see them pop into view again, not knowing they were seen.