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.
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.