Month: June 2012

  • Should we plant annuals or perennials?

    Bird Droppings June 7, 2012 Should we plant annuals or perennials?   “We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.” Peter Drucker   I have read so many times that education should be about teaching […]

  • Today should always be a first day

    Bird Droppings June 7, 2012 Today should always be a first day   “I have seen that in any great undertaking it is not enough for a man to depend simply upon himself.” Lone Man (Isna-la-wica)Teton Sioux    So often in life we think we are the one. We can do it all on our […]

  • How difficult is it finding ourselves?

    Bird Droppings June 6, 2012 How difficult is it finding ourselves?   “The more sand that has escaped the hourglass of life, the clearer we should see through it.” Jean Paul Sartre   As I was looking for thoughts and ideas to start, I actually was going a different direction when by accident or should I […]

  • Driving up a mountain takes effort

    Bird Droppings June 5, 2012 Driving up a mountain takes effort   I am looking forward to the trip to Black Rock Mountain in North Georgia, the site of the Foxfire property and Piedmont College’s teacher’s class in The Foxfire Approach to teaching in another week or so. My oldest son was took the course […]

  • How do we see things?

    Bird Droppings June 4, 2012 How do we see things?               When I spend time alone with my granddaughter who is now eighteen months old we communicate in a sort of pointing fingers, hand signs, words, facial gestures and occasionally a pop pop I will show you what I want look as she picks […]

  • Am I home?

    Bird Droppings June 3, 2012 Am I home?   It is a new morning; a cool morning for June yet the warmth of summer will soon overcome the welcome of the morning according to the weather. I walked out on a back porch with silence in the darkness save for the friendly chirp of crickets […]

  • Time do we need it?

    Bird Droppings June 2, 2012 Time do we need it?   “I still can’t see any reason to count all the sand on the beach – why bother? Or minutes, either. Could I possible add one more minute to my life by counting them?” Fernando Payaguaje, Secoya healer and holy man, translated from Secoya by […]

  • Following the path

    Bird Droppings June 1, 2012 Following the Path   “In our way of life, with every decision we make, we always keep in mind the Seventh Generation of children to come. When we walk upon Mother Earth, we always plant our feet carefully, because we know that the faces of future generations are looking up […]