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.
Still dabbling in the theme of looking forward while looking backwards, I just felt the need to reminisce about one of my favorite photos. I took it several years ago when this BLOG was relatively young. Today, while showing my wife some things about her new Mac, specifically how to choose a photo for a background on the desktop, I stumbled across the Goldenrod Crab Spider and decided to replace my desktop background of the past several years, namely a bee hovering a few inches off the disk of a sunflower. Now I have the urge to change the desktop more often, and to give some of the older photos a new look or interpretation and also sprinkle the experience with new photos.