Month: October 2013

  • Why would some rather send a photo than write?

    Bird Droppings October 17, 2013 Why would some rather send a photo than write? “Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.” Aldus Huxley In 1965 I was introduced to this author in a tenth grade English Class. The book we were reading was […]

  • Why not continue the Journey?

    Bird Droppings October 16, 2013 Why not continue the Journey? “So I’d much rather get across the concept of freedom. It’s what’s important to Indian children. The only way you can be free is to know is that you are worthwhile as a distinct human being. Otherwise you become what the colonizers have designed, and […]

  • It is not about random acts of kindness?

    Bird Droppings October 15, 2015 It is not about random acts of kindness? I was a bit under the weather when I got up this morning and my faithful dog decided I did not need sleep as well. She was quick to run outside and then wanted right back in the house. It was close […]

  • Taking small steps

    Bird Droppings October 14, 2013 Taking small steps “Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow How many times are we told “take your time”? So often in life we are anxious to get the job finished or to get to the top today. We […]

  • It takes more than one strand to make a rope

    Bird Droppings October 13, 2013 It takes more than one strand to make a rope “You cannot contribute anything to the ideal condition of mind and heart known as Brotherhood, however much you preach, posture, or agree, unless you live it.” Faith Baldwin Each day as I talk to my students I try and set […]

  • Words not spoken are some of the most profound wisdom

    Bird Droppings October 11, 2013 Words not spoken are some of the most profound wisdom I am sitting at least thinking about writing papers for grad school and words is what is on my mind right now. I just commented on a Facebook post about learning languages and how I know enough in several languages […]

  • Why are we missing Creativity?

    Bird Droppings October 9, 2013 Why are we missing Creativity? This was another quiet morning as I wandered out although a bit too chilly for crickets and frogs yesterday later in the day however several tree frogs visited around the house. The air was still, not a breeze as I sat in my old wicker […]

  • All is connected and intertwined

    Bird Droppings October 8, 2013 All is connected and intertwined As I thought about the Sydney J. Harris passage below and walked out to a quiet spot where I meditate something hit me. As I faced east towards the rising sun the gossamer threads of life interconnected with everything. They were iridescent and softly moving […]

  • Where do we find happiness?

    Bird Droppings October 7, 2013 Where do we find happiness? “The very purpose of our life is happiness; the very motion of our lives is toward happiness.” the Dalai Lama Several years ago in my journey through life, I wandered through the Mall of Athens of course this was prior to me finding the tea […]

  • The confines or infinity of a circle

    Bird Droppings October 5, 2013 The confines or infinity of a circle As I am sitting here this morning wondering does a circle have a beginning and or an end? As learning begins often with a question so today a start and a beginning to my writing and thinking with a question. Many of the […]