Month: May 2014

  • To die a happy death in a world of sadness

    Bird Droppings May 30, 2014 To die a happy death in a world of sadness I have been teaching high school now for nearly fourteen years and this is the first of those years I missed the graduation ceremony and celebration of sorts. Over the past few years I have been searching for my older […]

  • It will be an interesting day

    Bird Droppings May 29, 2014 It will be an interesting day I was up earlier than normal and went back to bed after sitting out for a few minutes around midnight or so. It was peaceful sitting in the coolness of an almost summer evening. I thought earlier we were going to have a storm. […]

  • Always on my mind and in my heart

    Bird Droppings May 28, 2014 Always on my mind and in my heart I was standing outside on this moonless night gazing at the stars and clouds sliding by quietly in the night. A chorus of tree frogs and crickets kept me company in the dark. It is coming on summer the ambient temperature is […]

  • Always trying to find at what point we exist

    Bird Droppings May 27, 2014 Always trying to find at what point we exist I went outside earlier and as I am getting ready to go enjoy a sunrise I have been sitting thinking back to so many friends who have been lost in wars and battles around the world. A whippoorwill was calling for […]

  • I have been wondering about the song lyrics of an old friend

    Bird Droppings May 26, 2014 I have been wondering about the song lyrics of an old friend I first started listening to Neil Young’s music in 1967 or so possibly even earlier if you count Buffalo Springfield, a short lived band and of course 1968 with Crosby Stills and Nash at Woodstock and Deja vu, […]

  • Cultivating the inner self and learning about the Rock and the Smoke

    Bird Droppings May 25, 2014 Cultivating the inner self and learning about the Rock and the Smoke “If people find no room in their lives to pray or to meditate, to reflect deeply on why they have been created and what they must do with their lives, and to listen with all of their being […]

  • Filling cracks in leaky pots

    Bird Droppings May 23, 2014 Filling cracks in leaky pots Many thousands of years ago Buddha compared people to four kinds of clay vessels. Borrowing these words today as I am thinking to a day lost yesterday in my normal routine of writing and doing things. A lost day but a full day, time with […]

  • A morning meandering while the quarter moon sets

    Bird Droppings March 22, 2014 A morning meandering while the quarter moon sets As I read through several old emails of my former doctorate and graduate cohort folks as they some are defending their dissertations in the coming weeks. In another set of emails from an article review several commented on how these particular readings […]

  • Pondering in my search for wisdom

    Bird Droppings May 21, 2014 Pondering in my search for wisdom With my son in rehab and school nearly over sort of out of sync but my plans for this memorial day which was to include yard work, writing and a finishing up several pieces of my research. I went out to a moon glowing […]

  • I am trying to regurgitate a previous days thought

    Morning Bird Droppings May 20, 2014 I am trying to regurgitate a previous days thought After over a week of watching grandkids and my youngest son in a level one trauma center he was moved to a rehab facility yesterday and we are elated. So I am able to get back to my writing every […]