Month: December 2010

  • Risk

    Bird Droppings December 31, 2010 Risk How more appropriate to end the year than to look at the idea of risk and what lies ahead. Risk is a driving force of who we are and why we are and what we do. How we take chances and avoid risk are defining pieces of our personality. […]

  • Sitting and wondering pondering laundering

    Bird Droppings December 30, 2010 Sitting and wondering pondering laundering So often we take our technology for granted. It has been about five years since our last washing machine decided to die on us. In thirty two years we have had only three washing machines you might say they become a part of the family. […]

  • Example

    Bird Droppings December 28, 2010 Example “We taught our children by both example and instruction, but with an emphasis on example, because all learning is a dead language to one who gets it second hand.” Kent Nerburn, The Wisdom of the Native Americans I have over the years looked to the wisdom contained in Nerburn’s […]

  • Naughty or nice

    Bird Droppings December 28, 2010 Naughty or Nice “The best portion of a good man’s life: his little, nameless unremembered acts of kindness and love.” William Wordsworth One day when you look back and try and remember what was that act or when, you may not remember but the person to whom that small act […]

  • Finding a pathway even when one does anot appear

    Bird Droppings December 26-27, 2010 Finding a pathway even when one does not appear The past few days have all run sort of together each an interesting day in its own right be it sitting and watching movies with the family after sharing gifts, eating all day long and then getting ready to head to […]

  • Being Patient

    Bird Droppings December 23, 24, and 25, 2010 Being patient It has been a few days and I am not used to having stayed off a computer for so long. An early morning trip to Florida and an early morning trip back along with getting ready for my grand daughters first Christmas Eve family gathering […]

  • Trying to find topsoil midst the erosion of soul

    Bird Droppings December 22, 2010 Trying to find topsoil midst an erosion of soul “To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.” Simone Weil “The need for roots,” I saw this idea earlier as I web surfed thinking and pondering this morning or perhaps as I was […]

  • Going up another rung

    Bird Droppings December 21, 2010 Go up another rung! A new week under way and the mountain is nearly climbed as we approach the holidays. I even with my aversion to shopping went out with my wife to brave the masses of the mall over the weekend and finish up the majority of holiday shopping. […]

  • Possibilities

    Bird Droppings December 20, 2010 Possibilities “Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.” Les Brown I was sitting talking with one of my sons yesterday remembering when I was their age. I should say trying to remember when I was their age that would be more appropriate. It has been a few days […]

  • Telling our grand children

    Bird Droppings December 19, 2010 Telling our grand children “I wanted to give something of my past to my grandson. So I took him into the woods, to a quiet spot. Seated at my feet he listened as I told him of the powers that were given to each creature. He moved not a muscle […]