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 wish I had a microscope with a camera attachment. This little dammed-up pond by the FRC tennis courts looks pretty ugly if you think of it as a place to swim, or to get a drink. But, if you've spent any time looking at Protists under a microscope, you realize how much beauty and amazement lies beneath the surface. Lacking that opportunity, it is also fun to watch the Dragonflies swoop down and tease the Bullfrogs, and every once in a while miscalculate. Then, if you pay close attention, you can see how the frogs use their eyes to swallow! Some day I'll get this on video.