After a slow first five months, I'm back to blogging in earnest. In the forthcoming few months I plan to keep on tracking the blooming of wildflowers, the activities of bugs and reptiles and any other critters I'm quick enough or lucky enough to photograph, and to comment on ecological relationships. Since there is an increasing sense of ecological crisis among many people and more vigorous denial of such on the part of others, I will inevitably comment on the social and political dimensions of survival as I see them.
I am still an adjunct instructor in the English Department at Feather River College, but time permitting, I am available for hire as a nature guide in the region in and around Plumas County. A brochure describing my usual kinds of natural history adventures is in development. Email me c/o email@example.com with your mailing address and a statement of interests, and I'll send you a rough draft.
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.