Month: December 2014

  • Mountains offer a more clear view

    Bird Droppings December 31, 2014 Mountains offer a more clear view “I have a pretty fair education, but I would hate to be turned loose in these mountains right now and be told to put food in my belly, clothing on my body, shelter over my head, and provide protection from my enemies, both two […]

  • Naughty or Nice

    Bird Droppings December 30, 2014 Naughty or Nice “The best portion of a good man’s life: his little, nameless unremembered acts of kindness and love.” William Wordsworth One day when you look back and try and remember what was that act I did or when did I do it, you may not remember but the […]

  • Can teachers use learning as their pallet?

    Bird Droppings December 29, 2014 Can teachers use learning as their pallet? I wrote the basics of this article nearly ten years ago and at the time was thinking of an artist friend who was trying to define her art as well as searching for her own meaning in life. My friend often reflects her […]

  • Sometimes there is Risk

    Bird Droppings December 27, 2014 Sometimes there is Risk It has been nearly a year since I drove my wife to work and while heading back caught sight of a glorious sunrise beginning. By the time I got to the house I had a few minutes to run in side and get a decent camera […]

  • Where is the passion?

    Bird Droppings December 26, 2014 Where is the passion? I was sitting facing a rising sun thankful for a new day earlier today. It was ironic as I was sitting on an overturned five gallon plastic bucket next to a small circle of smooth river rocks facing east, listening to mockingbird chattering away in the […]

  • It is the small pieces that seriously matter not how many presents

    Bird Droppings December 25, 2014 It is the small pieces that seriously matter not how many presents I was driving around and read a holiday post or two one caught my attention arguing the idea of Santa’s gifts. Santa is first a legend contrived over the years and developed sadly to be more of a […]

  • Setting the example is such a simple lesson plan

    Bird Droppings December 23, 2014 Setting the example is such a simple lesson plan “We taught our children by both example and instruction, but with an emphasis on example, because all learning is a dead language to one who gets it second hand.” Kent Nerburn, The Wisdom of the Native Americans I have over the […]

  • Understanding the symbols of life

    Bird Droppings December 22, 2014 Understanding the symbols of life “Symbols express and represent meaning. Meaning helps provide purpose and understanding in the lives of human beings. Indeed to live without symbols is to experience existence far short of its full meaning. Ways of expressing and representing meaning include the symbol systems of mathematics, spoke […]

  • Sitting, wondering, pondering and dishwashing

    Bird Droppings December 21, 2014 Sitting, wondering, pondering and dishwashing In a roundabout way several earlier readings on the internet got me thinking and pondering as I do. So often we take our technology for granted. It has been about seven years since we moved into this house and a new dishwasher. About a year […]

  • Waiting for a miracle

    Bird Droppings December 19, 2014 Waiting for a miracle Miracle is a word used often by people of faith. It is an explanation for things that happen with no apparent cause and or rationale. It seems we all sit waiting for miracles perhaps waiting for that solution to pop up, to show its self and […]