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'm getting frustrated by the poor Internet service at home, and ATT is making another giant purchase - does that mean service will get better? Probably not. So, today I need to go to one of my local coffee shops an try to catch up on my blogging goals. I have quite a few photos and stories to tell based on recent trips to Oakland Camp, Butterfly Valley, and Caribou. Meanwhile, the above photo was taken yesterday on the FRC campus. Watching a butterfly's tongue unroll and enter a disk flower of a daisy is one of the most fascinating things to me on my daily walks. So many other things are happening on the daisies that I never get tired of checking them, one by one, in a big field. While the Goldenrod Crab Spider is till the star of the show, I manage to discover at least one new (to me) species of arthropod visitor every season.