Month: October 2011

  • It takes more than one strand to make a rope

    Bird Droppings October 28, 2011 It takes more than one strand to make a rope “You cannot contribute anything to the ideal condition of mind and heart known as Brotherhood, however much you preach, posture, or agree, unless you live it.” Faith Baldwin Each day as I talk to my students I try and set […]

  • Walking along the way in my own journey

    Bird Droppings October 27, 2011 Walking along the way in my own journey As I think back over who I am as a teacher and as a person I often wonder as to how I came to be the way I am and why do I take such a differing outlook than so many teachers […]

  • Having a heart

    Bird Droppings October 26, 2011 Having a heart It is chilly out in northeast Georgia with evening temperatures still hanging in the high forties or low fifties but rumor of a near frost hanging out there has most of us gardeners bringing plants in. We have still a couple weeks till we are off from […]

  • Who is responsible?

    Bird Droppings October 25, 2011 Who is responsible? Several weeks ago I was involved in a debate of sorts on the issue of public versus private education; it circled around and about really going not too far. Just a few days ago I picked up our local paper and a letter to the editor caught […]

  • An eceltic morning

    Bird Droppings October 24, 2011 An eclectic morning Over the past week of vacation I was discussing with several friends, The DaVinci Code and other philosophical diversions and fearing death as a basis for religion came up somehow. “Learn as if you were going to live forever. Live as if you were going to die […]

  • Sometimes it takes an inner journey to help others

    Bird Droppings October 23, 2011 Sometimes it takes an inner journey to help others It has been several months that I have focused on my own issues and problems and often let others problems drift by the wayside. I have been there but only perhaps in body so self focused that many things drifted by. […]

  • Teachers are born not made

    Bird Droppings October 22, 2011 Teachers are born not made I started this endeavor yesterday and got a bit side tracked with my granddaughter and came back to it this chilly morning. I walked out of the house and few crickets were calling as they do in the warmer weather during the summer. It was […]

  • Thorns really only hurt by surprise

    Bird Droppings October 21, 2011 Thorns really only hurt by surprise It has been an interesting week spending time with my granddaughter amazing how many different things she can find to get into. We recently had homecoming week and each day we the teachers and students could dress up according to various themes, 1980’s work […]

  • Why do we consider thinking a bad word?

    Bird Droppings October 20, 2011 Why do we consider thinking a bad word? “I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance that I should have been by any epaulet I could have […]

  • Always looking for the definitive meaning

    Bird Droppings October 19, 2011 Always looking for definitive meaning Today I walked out into the darkness and was hoping for some rain which we did get as the cold front collided with the warm front and therefore causing some rain to fall. I may have been too foggy to realize till I was alone […]