Month: November 2014

  • Venting a bit on a Sunday afternoon

    Birddroppings November 30, 2014 Venting a bit on a Sunday afternoon I wrote for two days yesterday and decided to be lazy today to get ready for classes tomorrow. Last night and this morning I read several alarming posts on friend’s pages on Facebook. I followed links and they led to para military groups discussing […]

  • Trying to tie a knot with only one end

    Bird Droppings November 29-30, 2014 Trying to tie a knot with only one end It is a Saturday morning and no one else up but me and I am about to go out and wander in the darkness for a bit. I have over the years enjoyed greeting the morning. I have found my solace […]

  • Teaching is far more than just wanting to

    Bird Droppings November 28, 2014 Teaching is far 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 the […]

  • At least trying to think this beautiful day

    Bird Droppings November 26, 2014 At least trying to think this beautiful day “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” Joseph Campbell I wonder if it is for attention that so many teenagers seek the route of drama in their lives. Over reacting to seemingly inconsequential […]

  • Listening to a philosopher

    Bird Droppings November 25, 2013 Listening to a philosopher There was a beautiful sky this morning as I walked out and actually rather weird with fog and a slight chill which is surprising as the sky while filled with clouds and the fog still had a strange glow, almost a rainbow of color as the […]

  • Why are we deliberately trying to be wrong?

    Bird Droppings November 21, 2014 Why are we deliberately trying to be wrong? I will admit that on Saturday night with a Powerball jackpot of only fifty million dollars I am pondering retiring if I win. I think I would be if I won retiring to devote time to education in a more positive way […]

  • Should children be left behind?

    Bird Droppings November 21, 2013 Should children be left behind? “I believe that our own experience instructs us that the secret of education lies in respecting the pupil. It is not for you to choose what he shall know, what he shall do. It is chosen and foreordained, and he only holds the key to […]

  • Can we find enough data through observing to decide on our own?

    Bird Droppings November 19, 2014 Can we find enough data through observing to decide on our own? As I was driving to baby sit two of my grandkids last night by chance a beep on my Iphone and I looked at a conversation dealing with special needs children. I have been involved in special needs […]

  • Perhaps within ourselves is the change

    Bird Droppings November 18, 2014 Perhaps within ourselves is the change “If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” Mary Engelbreit I wandered out into one of the coldest mornings of the year with our new huskie puppy Timber. I made it about half […]

  • Determining what it is we need to learn

    Bird Droppings November 17, 2014 Determining what it is we need to learn “Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know — and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance. It is […]