Month: November 2017

  • A look at essential Bird Pedagogy

    Bird Droppings November 30, 2017 A look at essential Bird Pedagogy   It was seven years ago I was reading an article actually an interview with Arne Duncan, the former Secretary of Education. I selected a few choice quotes from his interview to savor and ponder for a few days. As I look at the […]

  • Trying to understand giving thanks, war and teaching

    Bird Droppings November 29, 2017 Trying to understand giving thanks, war and teaching I had a difficult time sleeping due to some sinus issues. When I got up and started to walk around and downed a large mug of mate and black tea my head started to clear a bit and I began to wonder […]

  • Within the circle of life, a new life

    Bird Droppings November 29, 2017 Within the circle of life a new life coming   Resurrection By Susan Thomas Underwood   The universe is energy in constant motion. There are ebbs and flows; Outcomes and income, And change…… Always change.   The physical world reflects this motion In the cycles of life, There is spring […]

  • Listening to a philosopher

    Bird Droppings November 27, 2017 Listening to a philosopher A beautiful sky this morning as I walked out and actually not too cold which is surprising as the sky was clear. I cannot wait again for a night when the moon is reflecting across from the west lighting up the sky and white billowing clouds […]

  • How capable do we need to be?

    Bird Droppings November 25, 2017 How capable do we need to be?   What a contrast to only a few weeks ago as the sun was shining and the moon was full as I went out in the wee hours with a crystal clear sky. There was a gentle wind blowing, wind chimes ringing peacefully […]

  • A spiritual side to teaching

    Bird Droppings November 24, 2017 A spiritual side to teaching   “Solitude does not necessarily mean living apart from others; rather, it’s never living apart from one’s self. Not about absence of other people – it is about being fully present to ourselves, whether or not we are with others.” Parker Palmer   Dr. Parker […]

  • Families and Friends

    Bird Droppings November 22, 2017 Families and Friends The holidays are getting here soon, tomorrow is turkey day, and this semester of graduate school is drawing to an end. My grandkids all have a a week off for Thanksgiving and we will be getting together with family. This is a time when celebrations abound, a […]

  • Venting a bit on a Tuesday Morning

    Bird Droppings November 21, 2017 Venting a bit on a Tuesday Morning   I was slack with my daily journaling over the past two weeks. I have written for two days straight this week. Yesterday and today but I read several alarming posts on friend’s pages on Facebook and on internet news sites. I followed […]

  • Trying to tie a knot with only one end

    Bird Droppings November 20, 2017 Trying to tie a knot with only one end   It is a Monday morning and no one else moving around 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 […]

  • Somewhere inside, perhaps within ourselves

    Bird Droppings November 17, 2017 Somewhere inside, perhaps within ourselves   I have been away from my computer for nearly three days. Using my phone for emails and Facebook etc. I thought my outpatient surgery on Tuesday was a walk away situation but it became a little more involved. I basically got to sleep and […]