Month: February 2018

  • A morning meandering while the moon is glowing

    Bird Droppings February 28, 2018 A morning meandering while the moon is glowing Later today I will be tutoring a student trying to get caught up and return to public school. My first thing this morning was reading through several old emails from my doctorate and graduate cohort friends as some are defending their dissertations […]

  • Wet and dreary as I ponder educational genocide and or NCLB, norming children, only leaves the best

    Bird Droppings February 27, 2018 Wet and dreary as I ponder educational genocide and or NCLB, norming children, only leaves 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 some dripping still from yesterday’s […]

  • Trying to find a window can be a chore if you do not know where to look

    Bird Droppings February 26, 2018 Trying to find a window can be a chore if you do not know where to look   I woke up very early today as our dog was barking to go out. I walked out on my back porch only to catch a glimpse of the rain falling along the […]

  • What is a students desire for freedom?

    Bird Droppings February 24, 2018 What is a students 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 […]

  • Getting over the speed bumps

    Bird Droppings February 23, 2018 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 […]

  • I was listening to the stillness of a morning, the sunrise, and or sometimes we need a window and not a mirror.

    Bird Droppings February 22, 2018 I was listening to the stillness of a morning, the sunrise, and or sometimes we need a window and not a mirror.     I was sitting alone this morning as I do often, trying to get a few photos of the sunrise. Today it was mostly cloud cover and […]

  • A series of paradoxes and bewilderment

    Bird Droppings February 21, 2018 A series of paradoxes and bewilderment   I received the following in an email several months ago. 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. […]

  • Life, a journey only made difficult if there is no learning involved

    Bird Droppings February 20, 2018 Life, a journey only made difficult if there is no learning involved   “Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.” Henry Van Dyke   I was visiting with my mother a few days back and I walked […]

  • Wandering about while I am waiting

    Bird Droppings February 19, 2018 Wandering about while I am waiting   Sitting listening to Crosby, Stills, and Nash and Young album Four Way Street from live recording of their tour in 1970. I have been saving my pennies to get a new camera body to be ready for spring. There are so many possibilities […]

  • An owl calling

    Bird Droppings February 16, 2018 An owl calling   Last night I woke for a few minutes as it turns out I forgot to turn on the ceiling fan. While up I stuck my nose out the door perhaps intuition who knows when wandering about the house half asleep. Deep in the pines an owl […]