Month: April 2013

  • Can we find truth in an untruthful world?

    Bird Droppings April 30, 2013 Can we find truth in an untruthful world? I went back to a book again for the third or fourth time, a book titled; every day is a good day: Reflections by Contemporary Indigenous women, by the late Wilma Mankiller. Mankiller was the past Chief of The Cherokee Nation and […]

  • Quietly listening to Bob Dylan and pondering the word inspiration

    Bird Droppings April 29,, 2013 Quietly listening to Bob Dylan and pondering the word inspiration Nearly eight years ago at our county wide teacher kick off meeting which is traditionally a packaged inspirational meeting and welcome for the new school year lead by a brought in speaker. Someone is paid to come in and inspire […]

  • Using Pronouns

    Bird Droppings April 26, 2013 Using Pronouns It was one of those days yesterday and a word caught my attention as I was listening to a friend talk. The word was them. I never realized the extent of prejudice till a pronoun was used. Such words as they, them, or those people never were clearly […]

  • Can we try and define Quality?

    Bird Droppings April 25, 2013 Can we try and define Quality? I have begun reading extensively the past few weeks putting together thoughts for my dissertation in my studies at Georgia Southern University and for teaching with The University of Phoenix. One of those that passed through my hands these past few days and actually […]

  • How deep is the soul?

    Bird Droppings April 24, 2013 How deep is the soul? I received an email from a dear friend many years back after writing about humor and it truly made me think as I looked back on some older notes and thoughts last night and as I pondered I found the response I sent to her […]

  • Can we figure a way to filter it all?

    Bird Droppings April 23, 2013 Can we figure a way to filter it all? “Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information.” T.S. Elliot Sifting through the tons of information that bombard us daily is a task, be it emails, text messages, cell phone calls, […]

  • Can we even consider in the same sentence ethics and politics?

    Bird Droppings April 21, 2013 Can we even consider in the same sentence ethics and politics? There are so many things happening in our world that are often at the whim of a politician who we voted for or against. The auto industry was being remade, wars are being fought, jobs are disappearing and health […]

  • A wind in the trees

    Bird Droppings April 19, 2013 A wind in the trees Over the past weeks we have had several severe storms come through the area. Just before I went to bed last night according to the weather we were to get another today. Several times during the night I awakened and no storm was blowing and […]

  • I was only watching a hawk fly by

    Bird Droppings April 18, 2013 I was only watching a hawk fly by I was unable to attend many sporting events this year for numerous reasons and my normal excuse to go taking pictures was not viable since my good camera had been stolen about a year ago. So I went to check on a […]

  • Are you a Weginahsa?

    Bird Droppings April 17, 2013 Are you a Weginahsa? “The work of a teacher – exhausting, complex, idiosyncratic, never twice the same – is at its heart, an intellectual and ethical enterprise. Teaching is the vocation of vocations, a calling that shepherds a multitude of other callings. It is an activity that is intensely practical […]