Month: September 2018

  • Solitude is within ones soul and heart

    Bird Droppings September 26, 2018 Solitude is within ones soul and heart   “No person, standing before this mystery, has the wisdom or the knowledge to see across the curtain. But for those who stand before their dead with aching hearts and tear filled eyes, one affirmation endures..one truth remains…and one light shines clear. Where […]

  • Hey what about routines?

    Bird Droppings September 24, 2018 Hey what about routines?   We are all creatures of habit and routines. It has been quite a few years ago that my wife called to me in the wee hours of the morning as I was starting to write, our youngest son was sick. A virus had struck hard […]

  • Sometimes history is a teacher and others only a memory

    Bird Droppings September 23, 2018 Sometimes history is a teacher and others only a memory   The anniversary of a day that will be a scar on our nation’s history has past. On September 15, 1963 an explosion tore through the African-American 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, it was on a Sunday. People […]

  • Do we need a bit more soul?

    September 21, 2018 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 The Care of the Soul, by Thomas Moore. I picked up […]

  • Can we find real learning in the Kalahari Desert?

    Bird Droppings September 20, 2018 Can we find real learning in the Kalahari Desert?   Yesterday afternoon I was walking about the yard and along the side of our nearby dirt road taking pictures of wildflowers and grasshoppers among other things that I find as ponder. I spent several minutes trying to photograph a seed […]

  • Who else would have thought of a buffalo snort in the dark?

    Bird Droppings September 19, 2018 Who else would have thought of a buffalo snort in the dark?   I measure my days in profound moments, or I should say it feels that way sometimes. My day started yesterday with a couple texts back and forth from someone I had not talked to in Forty five […]

  • How do we as teachers/educators help students continue the Journey

    Bird Droppings September 18, 2018 How do we as teachers/educators help students continue the Journey? “So I’d much rather get across the concept of freedom. It’s what’s important to Indian children. The only way you can be free is to know is that you are worthwhile as a distinct human being. Otherwise you become what […]

  • Hearing and listening are critical

    Bird Droppings September 17, 2018 Hearing and listening are critical   “We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.” Epictetus   A simple analogy yet we far too often do not understand that statement and perhaps it is because we have more jaw muscle than […]

  • Answers tend to be on the opposite end of questions

    Birddroppings September 16, 2018 Answers tend to be 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 […]

  • Why we are not succeeding?

    Bird Droppings September 14, 2018 Why we are not succeeding?   Very early this morning I walked out into the pre-hurricane warmth, a few crickets and tree frogs greeted me as I took our dog for her morning reverie. The sky was clear as a bell stars blazing away over my head. Orion was the […]