Month: February 2015

  • Is it only a dropped feather?

    Bird Droppings February 27, 2015 Is it only a dropped feather? “If we consider the eagle feather with its light and dark colors, we could argue that ‘the dark colors are more beautiful and, therefore, naturally more valuable,’ or vice versa. Regardless of which colors are more beautiful, or necessary, or valuable, the truth is […]

  • Wandering about while I am waiting

    Bird Droppings February 26, 2015 Wandering about while I am waiting Sitting listening to Crosby, Stills, and Nash acoustic while I write today. I have been saving my pennies to get a new lens hopefully to be ready for spring. There are so many possibilities with various flowers blooming all about and baby ducks and […]

  • A series of paradoxes and bewilderment

    Bird Droppings February 25, 2015 A series of paradoxes and bewilderment I received the following in an email back a few days, a friend of mine sent it out and as I read the first time it was humorous. However as I pondered then as a teacher I read deeper into what was being said. […]

  • What is this desire for freedom?

    Bird Droppings February 24, 2015 What is this desire for freedom? “Brute force, no matter how strongly applied, can never subdue the basic human desire for freedom and dignity. It is not enough, as communist systems have assumed, merely to provide people with food, shelter and clothing. Human nature needs to breathe the precious air […]

  • Getting over the speed bumps

    Bird Droppings February 23, 2015 Getting over the speed bumps “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” Hannah More Perhaps ahead of her time Ms. More wrote in abundance in the later 1700’s and early 1800’s. She was writing in a time when women should have been […]

  • Is it saying goodbye or is it hello?

    Bird Droppings February 21, 2015 Is it saying goodbye or is it hello? It might have been the fact I had never pulled out my Eagle Scout card from 1967 in class before that got me thinking back. While mired in controversy nationally the Boy Scouts of America have contributed greatly to our culture and […]

  • It has been a long time

    Bird Droppings February 20, 2015 It has been a long time I was sitting along the edge of reality last night when I got home from a night of teaching US History. Somewhere I was in my backyard listening to the wind blow through the pines; it seems pine trees make a better sound till […]

  • What if treaties and promises were all kept, what a world we would have.

    Bird Droppings February 19, 2015 What if treaties and promises were all kept, what a world we would have. I begin each typical morning waking up and finding my way to my computer taking our dog out if he wants to, checking my iPad, making sure my connection is on or network up since we […]

  • The most powerful of all teaching tools is REFLECTION

    Bird Droppings February 18, 2015 The most powerful of all teaching tools is REFLECTION “It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.” Helen Keller Helen Keller was one of the most envisioned people to have walked the earth yet never for most of her life did she ever see or hear anything […]

  • Wet and dreary as I ponder educational genocide and or NCLB, Norming, Children, But leave the Best

    Bird Droppings February 16, 2015 Wet and dreary as I ponder educational genocide and or NCLB, Norming, Children, But leave the Best I was huddled in my blanket as I went outside to sit and think a bit earlier granted I was barefooted. The air was still except for a slight rain, dripping from the […]