Nearly a month went by without any new posts, despite my recent statements about blogging in earnest. I found that teaching writing classes not only involved lots of time grading papers but also focused my interest on writing. I'm actually writing a lot in various journals and notebooks, but was not focusing in the short run on material I wanted to post here. Finally, in the month of July, I managed to resume my average of one post per day for the month. I plan to surpass that volume from here on out. What I post here, combined with my daily writing in journals, is mostly fine-tuning what I hope to publish in a memoir about my experiences in education as student, parent, teacher, supporter and critic.
Meanwhile, I am still available for guiding local nature hikes. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about rates and parameters of time, distance, and personal needs regarding matters of health and fitness.
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 received a compliment for my last post, and in response, I promised to get back to more regular postings. Then I was shocked to see that I had ZERO posts in the month of November. So, here are a few end-of-month observations. The beautiful Lepidopteran above was on the window of the entrance to the school cafeteria the day before Thanksgiving break. Hungry as I was, I had to stop and pull out my phone/camera to capture the memory. This is the same species that I often find wintering in my stacks of firewood. No matter how cold it gets outside, they seem to survive. They wake up when I bring the logs into the house. Fun watching the cats chase them. I hope they aren't the type that eats clothing. The remaining photos are my fungal observations on campus during the past few days. I'm at Midtown Coffee where the Internet speed is very good. A good environment for quickly loading these photos. Not a good environment for concentrating on all the political ruminations these fungi stimulate. They will come later today from a place where Internet speed is not an issue. The photos are here.