Month: November 2011

  • Sometimes we can offer a sigh of relief

    Bird Droppings November 10, 2011 Sometimes we can offer a sigh of relief “It is about learning not about teaching.” Dr. Max Thompson A semester is nearing the end and my daily journey for this semester will end. But it is a relief in some ways. While I have really enjoyed the classes, students and […]

  • Can we add color to a gray world

    Bird Droppings November 9, 2011 Can we add color to a gray world In recent days I have been taking brilliant color photos and converting to duotones or simply black and white often with striking results. It was several nights back I had been having a series of vivid dreams or visions some might say. […]

  • A path to the top

    Bird Droppings November 8, 2011 A path to the top Sitting in my kitchen I was too lazy to take my computer upstairs this weekend and got listening to a great horned owl calling outside. For several days I have been slowed down by a respiratory infection and literally spent most of the past few […]

  • Interconnected

    Bird Droppings November 7, 2011 Interconnected “I am a great believer in luck. The harder I work the more of it I seem to have.” Coleman Cox Over the past eleven years I have attended maybe thousands of sporting and or other school events. Some were entertaining and other exciting as students that I knew […]

  • Integrity is it only a word

    Bird Droppings November 6, 2011 Integrity is it only a word “Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.” Oprah Winfrey I am sure there are many things and events we will never hear about that Oprah has done and or been involved with. […]

  • As teachers we should guide to rather than lead to

    Bird Droppings November 5, 2011 As teachers we should guide to rather than lead to I walked out about 3:30 AM this morning taking my westie for her morning constitutional and off in the pines that are within a hundred feet of my house, several hundred acres of dense pines, a barred owl was calling. […]

  • 2.7 seconds on a bull named Fu Manchu

    Bird Droppings November 4, 2011 2.7 seconds on a bull named Fu Manchu I began the day thinking back to a song one of my students chose to write about several years ago, Live like you were dying by Tim McGraw. The assignment was to pick a favorite song and find the lyrics then explain […]

  • Turning an ugly face jug

    Bird Droppings November 3, 2011 Turning an ugly face jug It has been a few years since the last time I talked with and watched the late Cleater Meadors turn a jug on the potter’s wheel at Mossy Creek Arts and Crafts fair in Perry Georgia. A simple lump of clay in a skilled artist’s […]

  • The Day after

    Bird Droppings November 2, 2011 The Day after “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” Mark Twain I find myself using age to my advantage when the little girl at the register at Kroger asked for senior citizenship or not. I carry my AARP card with pride […]

  • What could be more sacred than life itself?

    Bird Droppings November 1, 2011 What could be more sacred than life itself? Perhaps having been born on All Saints Day in St. Joseph’s Hospital gives me a better insight into the sacred than most normal folk. Of course then I have to consider that soon after I was born the Church dropped All Saints […]