Month: June 2011

  • Ethics and politics

    Bird Droppings June 30, 2011 Ethics and Politics I picked up a copy of the Atlanta Journal Constitution this morning. The front page had various articles but one caught my attention. Having been a student in psychology at Mercer University in Macon and required to go on a field trip to Central State Hospital at […]

  • Standing in line at Kroger

    Bird Droppings June 29, 2011 Standing in line at Kroger I am always looking for coincidence, this could be why so often I find it just about anywhere, be it walking in my yard and seeing an owl sitting in a tree or standing in line at an odd hour at our super Kroger and […]

  • Looking at the pathway ahead

    Bird Droppings June 28, 2011 Looking at the pathway ahead As I slowly get my brain in gear after a couple long weeks of Foxfire courses, philosophy of education reading and trying to catch up on my gardening I find I am almost in a fog. It has taken two days literally for my mind […]

  • The Journey

    Bird Droppings June 27, 2011 A new journey “School divides life into two segments, which are increasingly of comparable length. As much as anything else, schooling implies custodial care for persons who are declared undesirable elsewhere by the simple fact that a school has been built to serve them.” Ivan Illich, 1971 I started with […]

  • Sitting, pondering and grandbaby sitting

    Bird Droppings June 25, 2011 Sitting, pondering and grandbaby sitting I spent the better part of last week up on the side of Black Rock Mountain assisting in my own way the facilitating of a Foxfire Approach to teaching class for teachers and teachers to be. I am being somewhat sarcastic as I am doing […]

  • The genocide of learning

    Bird Droppings June 22-23, 2011 The genocide of learning It gets difficult to finish my daily journals entries lately running back and forth to North Georgia. As today as I write I am working on an idea that has been bothering me for some time. I used the harsh word of genocide in my title […]

  • Seeing the fluidity of life

    Bird Droppings June 21, 2011 Seeing the fluidity of life “Adverse circumstances test our courage, our strength of mind, and the depth of our conviction in the natural law. There is nothing exceptional about practicing in a good environment and atmosphere. The true test is if we can maintain our practice in adverse conditions.” Geshe […]

  • Sunset over Between

    Bird Droppings June 19-20, 2011 Sunset over Between “When asked by an anthropologist what the Indians called America before the white man came, an Indian said simply, ‘Ours.’” Vine Deloria, Jr. It has been a rapid quick succession of journeys and trips along with trying to keep my herb gardens watered and weeded over the […]

  • Am I home?

    Bird Droppings June 18, 2005 Am I home? It is late afternoon and the breeze from an impending quick summer storm has taken the temperature down a few degrees. It is cool now but as the storm dissipates and the warmth of summer will soon over come the welcome chill of the rain and wind. […]

  • Reading a friends book for the tenth time

    Bird Droppings June 17, 2011 Reading a friend’s book for the tenth time Dr. James Sutton sent me a copy of his new book “What parents need to know about ODD”, nearly five years ago and I have been through it numerous times. Dr. Sutton is one of the leading writers and authorities on Oppositional […]