Month: March 2011

  • Sacredness and finding Foxfire in the KAlihari

    Bird Droppings March 31, 2011 Sacredness and finding Foxfire in the Kalahari I have known about Foxfire for nearly forty years since I bought my first copy of a Foxfire book in 1973 or so. Since that time coincidence as it may be I have taken courses in the Foxfire approach to teaching and attended […]

  • Are we going in the right direction?

    Bird Droppings March 30, 2011 Are we going in the right direction? “I believe that education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living. I believe that the school must represent present life-life as real and vital to the child as that which he carries on in the home, in […]

  • Religion is what you make of it

    Bird Droppings March 29, 2011 Religion is what you make of it “A poor devotee points to the sky and says, ‘God is up there.’ An average devotee says, ‘God dwells in the heart as the Inner Master.’ The best devotee says, ‘God alone is and everything I perceive is a form of God.’” Ramakrishna […]

  • A beginning from an end

    Bird Droppings March 28, 2011 A beginning from an end “It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it.” Albert Einstein Over the past two days […]

  • We need LOVE

    Bird Droppings March 27, 2011 We need LOVE Sometimes we so easily use the word love. It gets used daily by many folks and yet do we truly have any conception of what it is we speak. I was just in a conversation and the word love came up, I responded how we each have […]

  • Finding our piece or place in Life

    Bird Droppings March 25, 2011 Finding our piece and or place in Life I went out into the cold morning air seemed winter snuck back in last night the temperature was about forty degrees after feeling like springtime for several weeks now. The super moon is waning and about half is left and was on […]

  • All in a name

    Bird Droppings March 24, 2011 All in a name On February 3, 2003 I officially started titling my daily emailing and blogging, Bird Droppings. I went back in my files and pulled up a few old thoughts and ideas. As I was reading the local paper today a street poll was included asking locals about […]

  • A love of learning

    Bird Droppings March 23, 2011 A love of learning A few days ago a young lady who happens to work in a western wear store had on a Dixie Outfitter’s shirt. One of the issues with the Dixie Outfitters clothing line is the confederate flags which adorn the T-shirts. Most schools today have dress code […]

  • gratitude

    Bird Droppings March 22, 2011 Gratitude Far too often we forget to be thankful for what we have and perhaps for what we do not have. I tend to rise at an early hour and sit check emails and review ideas for my daily journaling and of late go in to see if my grandbaby […]

  • Children learn what they teach

    Bird Droppings March 21, 2011 Children Teach what they Live It is a dreary and overcast morning and quiet out side cool not cold and the weather person said might get up to 70 degrees today in the afternoon. So it is not a bad day but not quite as nice as it has been […]