Month: December 2018

  • Within the circle of life infinity exists  

    Bird Droppings December 28, 2018 Within the circle of life infinity exists   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 and fall, […]

  • Can we find Responsibility?

    Bird Droppings December 27, 2018 Can we find Responsibility?   As I begin my morning of writing and wondering and my almost official eighth year as a grandfather the idea of responsibility sort of hit me. We live in a world of passing responsibility off to another generation be it natural resources, fiscal, educational, philosophical, […]

  • Is there a difference between progressive and traditional teachers?

    Bird Droppings December 26, 2018 Is there a difference between progressive and traditional teachers? A few years back in a ninth grade literature class that I happened to be co-teaching in, I was introduced to the book Freedom Writers Diary. We also watched the film based on the book. In some ways the story is […]

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

    Bird Droppings December 24, 2018 Who would have thought of a buffalo snort in the dark?   “Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for           the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing […]

  • I am just sitting, pondering and thinking wiping away a tear or two

    Bird Droppings December 21, 2018 I am just sitting, pondering and thinking wiping away a tear or two   I was outside very early today for a quick run for milk and dishwasher soap. In the rain I could hear a great horned owl it might have been what was irritating our dog keeping him […]

  • We tend to leave children behind?

    Bird Droppings December 19, 2018 We tend to leave children behind?   “I believe that our own experience instructs us that the secret of education lies in respecting the pupil. It is not for you to choose what he shall know, what he shall do. It is chosen and foreordained, and he only holds the […]

  • How we perceive is often the beginning of the discussion

    Bird Droppings December 17, 2018 How we perceive is often the beginning of the discussion   A dear friend brought up a conversation with a flat earth believer the other day. This person he had been talking with essentially disavowed science in many areas. My son offered is Mars visibly round from a telescope and […]

  • There are always possibilities

    Bird Droppings December 18, 2018 There are always possibilities “Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.” Les Brown I was riding home from school, talking with one of my sons yesterday remembering when I was their age. I should say trying to remember when I was their age that would be more appropriate. […]

  • Naughty or Nice, might be in the semantics

    Bird Droppings December 16, 2018 Naughty or Nice, might be in the semantics   “The best portion of a good man’s life: his little, nameless unremembered acts of kindness and love.” William Wordsworth   One day when you look back and try and remember what was that act I did or when did I do […]

  • Is there topsoil left midst an erosion of soul?

    Bird Droppings December 13, 2018 Is there topsoil left midst an erosion of soul?   “To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.” Simone Weil   “The need for roots,” I saw this idea earlier as I web surfed thinking and pondering this morning or perhaps as […]