Month: July 2014

  • Why is experience the greatest teacher?

    Bird Droppings July 20, 2014 Why is experience the greatest teacher? “Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.” Douglas Adams, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy What a way to start with a line from a […]

  • Did you know trees can talk?

    Bird Droppings July 19, 2014 Did you know trees can talk? “Did you know that trees talk? Well, they do. They talk to each other, and they’ll talk if you listen. Trouble is, white people don’t listen. They never learned to listen to the Indians so I don’t suppose they’ll listen to other voices in […]

  • Is it a paradox that sometimes small can be big?

    Bird Droppings July 18, 2014 Is it a paradox that sometimes small can be big? July has been a slow month for sunrises with clouds and fog nearly every morning. Somehow between the clouds and even in the fog I have found images worthy of a photo. Finding the tiny pieces within our existence is […]

  • Why is it so hard listening to a child?

    Bird Droppings July 17, 2014 Why is it so hard listening to a child? Sitting here by myself writing before the sunrises and reminiscing I recall listening to some children. It has been some time since I was sitting in my class room on C-Hall when a friend came by with her baby brother about […]

  • Let’s change NCLB to OCAT today!

    Bird Droppings July 16, 2014 Let’s change NCLB to OCAT today! I woke up like most other days and as you get older each day is a prize and for some reason sat at my computer pondering much longer than normal. I was looking at some comments and reviewing a post I had made the […]

  • How do we know on a cloudy day if the moon is setting or the sun is rising?

    Bird Droppings July 15, 2014 How do we know on a cloudy day if the moon is setting or the sun is rising? I left the house relatively early to get gas for my wife’s car and since staying at home today to work on my writing a bottle of grapefruit cranberry juice. My days […]

  • Is not every day a good day?

    Bird Droppings July 14, 2014 Is not every day a good day? Recently I had the great privilege of spending some time with some very dear friends. These are people I have known for many years. Over the past few weekends I have driven nearly eight hundred miles on various always exciting excursions. There were […]

  • High Stakes Testing should we even be doing it?

    Bird Droppings July 11, 2014 High Stakes Testing should we even be doing it? Six years ago the staff at our high school spent several months getting ready for a peer review, actually it is called a GAPPS Review. About the same time you throw in the Georgia High School Graduation retests and PSAT, and […]

  • Can I teach myself or am I even allowed?

    Bird Droppings July 10, 2014 Can I teach myself or am I even allowed? “There is then, nothing final about a logical rendering of experience. Its value is not contained in itself; its significance is that of standpoint, outlook, and method. It intervenes between the more casual, tentative, and roundabout experiences of the past, and […]

  • Dodging rain drops

    Bird Droppings July 9, 2014 Dodging rain drops Georgia has been considerably wetter this summer than the last at least at my house. The surprise thunderstorms while often severe have kept most trees green and vegetation lush in the back yard. I have been watering our flowers and of course with fertilizer they are growing […]