Month: April 2014

  • Looking for data in a data-less environment

    Bird Droppings April 30, 2014 Looking for data in a data-less environment I read earlier this morning a dialogue of sorts from a young man who is currently serving in the military. He is trying to decide on his future as he pieces together in his dialogue options and possibilities not just in his immediate […]

  • Going to school again for the first time

    Bird Droppings April 29, 2014 Going to school again for the first time So often as I start my writings each morning there has been an experience recently to build upon. It is utilizing these previous experiences that provide windows and doors into future experiences. I was driving through our town and a shop I […]

  • Can we find truth in an untruthful world?

    Bird Droppings April 28, 2014 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 27, 2014 Quietly listening to Bob Dylan and pondering the word inspiration Nearly nine years ago at our county wide teacher kick off meeting which used to be before budget cuts traditionally a packaged inspirational meeting and welcome for the new school year lead by a brought in speaker. Someone is paid […]

  • Using Pronouns

    Bird Droppings April 25, 2014 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 […]

  • “peaceful evolution versus violent revolution”

    Bird Droppings April 24, 2014 “peaceful evolution versus violent revolution” 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 a […]

  • How deep within is the soul?

    Bird Droppings April 23, 2013 How deep within 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 […]

  • Can we figure a way to filter it all?

    Bird Droppings April 22, 2014 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, 2014 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 man before his time

    Bird Droppings April 20, 2014 A man before his time “A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.” Arthur Schopenhauer Many great thinkers have found their motivation and beginnings in Schopenhauer. Arthur Schopenhauer was one of the first westerners to read and understand Eastern thought. He was well read and […]