Month: September 2015

  • Do we teach or are we taught

    Bird Droppings September 30, 2015 Do we teach or are we taught “The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.” Albert Einstein So many times when discussing students who are having difficult times an individual teacher’s perspective is all that matters. Recently I was about to thump another teacher in the head […]

  • What can be more sacred than life itself?

    Bird Droppings September 29, 2015 What can be more sacred than life itself? Perhaps having been born on All Saints Day in St. Joseph’s Hospital gives me a better insight into the sacred than most normal folk. Of course then I have to consider that soon after I was born the Church dropped All Saints […]

  • Answers are on the opposite end of questions

    September 28, 2015 Answers are on the opposite end of questions “In the beginning of all things, wisdom and knowledge were with the animals, for Tarawa, the One Above, did not speak directly to man. He sent certain animals to tell men that he showed himself through the beast and that from them, and from […]

  • Wisdom is not contagious?

    Bird Droppings September 25, 2015 Wisdom is not contagious? I was reading in a friend’s blog about the Harry Potter series. She was addressing religious beliefs in her blog and how so many adhere verbatim to holy texts. As I read her blog which is rather good the ending was rather interesting. Maybe in Harry […]

  • Thinking ahead

    Bird Droppings September 24, 2015 Thinking ahead Occasionally I will have a crazy thought although my students will say occasionally I have a normal thought and that would be more like it. They are insinuating most of my thoughts are crazy. My youngest son just has his anniversary coming up and so many memories. I […]

  • It takes community to make a strong rope

    Bird Droppings September 23, 2015 It takes community to make a strong rope “You cannot contribute anything to the ideal condition of mind and heart known as Brotherhood, however much you preach, posture, or agree, unless you live it.” Faith Baldwin Each day as I talk to my students I try and set an example […]

  • Seeing all is connected and intertwined

    Bird Droppings September 22, 2015 Seeing all is connected and intertwined As I thought about the Sydney J. Harris passage below and walked out to my car I thought of my quiet spot where I meditate and something hit me. I generally sit facing east towards the rising sun, daily the gossamer threads of life […]

  • The confines or infinity of a circle

    Bird Droppings September 21, 2015 The confines or infinity of a circle As I am sitting here this morning wondering does a circle have a beginning and or an end? As learning begins often with a question so today a start and a beginning to my writing and thinking with a question. Many of the […]

  • The constraints of surmounting learning difficulties

    Bird Droppings September 18, 2015 The constraints of surmounting learning difficulties “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” Dr. Seuss “There are two ways of meeting difficulties. You alter the difficulties or you alter yourself to meet them.” Phyllis Bottome An […]

  • Do we need a bit more soul?

    September 17, 2015 Do we need a bit more soul? “Soul is different from spirit; the deep soul is the way we live every day, our longings and our fears.” Thomas Moore It has been nearly twenty years since I first read a book written by Thomas Moore. I picked up a copy of The […]