Month: December 2011

  • Possibilities

    Bird Droppings December 20, 2011 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 […]

  • What we know

    Bird Droppings December 19, 2011 What we know   “The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what a man or woman is able to do that counts.” Booker T. Washington   It has been a few days since I received an email containing a letter from a well-known […]

  • Telling our grandchildren

    Bird Droppings December 18, 2011 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 […]

  • Seeking definitive meaning while stirring

    Bird Droppings December 17, 2011 Seeking definitive meaning while stirring   Today I walked out into the darkness and got my feet wet as the dew was excessive on the grass and I was barefooted taking the dog out, could be why I have a cold. I may have been too foggy to realize till […]

  • Searching for and finally placing puzzle pieces in specified places

    Bird Droppings December 16, 2011 Searching for and finally placing puzzle pieces in specified places   “In order to learn the nature of the myriad things, you must know that although they may look round or square, the other features of oceans and mountains are infinite in variety; whole worlds are there. It is so […]

  • Looking for the simplicity

    Bird Droppings December 15, 2011 Looking for the simplicity My reading and writing has taken a beating with the getting ready for the end of the semester and four day jaunt to a wedding in South Carolina and babysitting my granddaughter (actually a lot of fun). Of course nothing would have stopped me from spending […]

  • Can we demand or should we earn respect?

    Bird Droppings December 14, 2011 Can we demand or should we earn respect?   Nearing the middle of a month and with a New Year coming, it seems spring is only a few days away. A few Saturday’s back was an interesting day as I ran my errands. As it happens often, I ended up […]

  • Words can be significant and or meaningless

    Bird Droppings December 13, 2011 Words can be significant and or meaningless               So often when we open our mouths to speak do we really think about what it is we are going to say it sort of just spills out. Occasionally we wonder I wish I could have held on to that word […]

  • Why do we even have public education?

    Bird Droppings December 12, 2011 Why do we even have public education?   “Instead of seeing these children for the blessings that they are, we are measuring them only by the standard of whether they will be future deficits or assets for our nation’s competitive needs.”  Jonathan Kozol               On the front page of […]

  • Thinking about a chorus of frogs and crickets

    Bird Droppings December 8, 2011 Thinking about a chorus of Frogs and Crickets   “You don’t get harmony when everybody sings the same note.” Doug Floyd   On most every night and early morning of the year when I walk about especially early in the morning I am listening to the choral arrangement of tree […]