Month: August 2013

  • Thinking about where I am going

    Bird Droppings August 18, 2013 Thinking about where I am going “Sooner or later something seems to call us onto a particular path… this is what I must do; this is what I’ve got to have. This is who I am. It’s important to ask yourself, how am I useful to others? What do people […]

  • Sometimes I wonder what is on my mind

    Bird Droppings August 16, 2013 Sometimes I wonder what is on my mind Where do I start twenty five years ago well almost my wife and I were at the hospital wondering if she was in labor. The doctor finally said she probably will go home but go check her in just to be safe. […]

  • I wonder what my favorite store is; Then again is it even important?

    Bird Droppings August 15, 2013 I wonder what my favorite store is; Then again is it even important? Interesting two thoughts while similar struck me this morning as I started the day out. One I heard on the radio going to get gas for my wife the other morning from a radio announcer recalling an […]

  • Why does it take courage to teach?

    Bird Droppings August 14, 2013 Why does it take courage to teach? It has been several years’ back a tradition was started in my home town of Coatesville Pennsylvania. I recall an email about the event. One of the members of our high school graduating class lost his daughter to cancer a few years back […]

  • Can we find gratitude in our daily walk?

    Bird Droppings August 13, 2013 Can we find gratitude in our daily walk? By chance yesterday afternoon I went by my favorite bookstore. As I do so often searching the book shelves at Barnes and Nobles I found a few books over the past few trips; two books are by J. T. And William Garrett […]

  • 2.7 seconds on a bull named Fu Manchu

    Bird Droppings August 12, 2013 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. I have been sorting through books and files and found a small inspirational book […]

  • Reflecting for class and thinking of others

    Bird Droppings August 11, 2013 Reflecting for class and thinking of others “I think that empathy is important not only as a means of enhancing compassion, but I think that generally speaking when dealing with others on any level, if you are having difficulties, it’s extremely helpful to be able and try and put yourself […]

  • It is so much more than just wanting to

    Bird Droppings August 9, 2013 It is so much more than just wanting to “I want to say one other challenge that we face is simply that we must find an alternative to war and bloodshed. Anyone who feels, and there are still a lot of people who feel that way, that war can solve […]

  • Searching for the ends of a bell shaped curve

    Bird Droppings August 8, 2013 Searching for the ends of a bell shaped curve “Tell me what gives a man or woman their greatest pleasure and I’ll tell you their philosophy of life.” Dale Carnegie In the days leading up to the last Democratic and Republican conventions I realize how much I really do not […]

  • Teachers need to try and care

    Bird Droppings August 6, 2013 Teachers need to try and care With school starting back again it is like remembering years past the past few weeks as numerous former students have called, emailed, come by and visit my room or messaged me on Facebook. Some are former students and non-students who would spend time in […]