Month: February 2019

  • Reading a friend’s book a sixth time

    Bird Droppings February 28, 2019 Reading a friend’s book a sixth time   I was so tired when I laid down last night after leaving the high school, driving around doing errands, cooking supper, and attempting to get into my reading and writing. My youngest son in now a nurse at Children’s Hospital in Atlanta, […]

  • It has been a long time

    Bird Droppings February 27, 2019 It has been a long time   “Teaching is lifelong moral quest. You never have it exactly right and you keep trying to get better at it. You keep learning from your students and what they are going through, how you can do things better.” Nel Noddings   I was […]

  • Thinking for a minute of what to write

    Bird Droppings February 26, 2019 Thinking for a minute of what to write   Over the past few weeks I have read several blogs and emails about counting sheep and last night as I lay down to get some sleep after a long day of work, and a long weekend of playing with my grandbabies, […]

  • Listening to a philosopher

    Bird Droppings February 25, 2019 Listening to a philosopher   A beautiful sky this morning as I walked out and actually rather warm which is surprising as the sky while partially filled with clouds was nearly clear. A slight bit of moon reflecting across from the west is lighting up the sky and white billowing […]

  • Practicing Patience

    Bird Droppings February 24, 2019 Practicing Patience   It has been nearly forty years since I first went to Hemmingway’s just off the interstate in Decatur Georgia. It was a favorite local entertainment establishment. My son was playing last night nearby in Duluth and maybe that is what made me think back. My wife and […]

  • A series of paradoxes and bewilderment

    Bird Droppings February 23, 2019 A series of paradoxes and bewilderment I received the following in an email a number of years 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 […]

  • Dissipating embers can rekindle a fire

    Bird Droppings February 22, 2019 Dissipating embers can rekindle a fire Most mornings weather permitting I will sit out and spend a few moments meditating in the corner of our back yard currently over grown with local plant life and in bad need of a mowing. For several years I have used a bit of […]

  • A morning meandering while I wish the moon was glowing

    Bird Droppings February 21, 2019 A morning meandering while I wish the moon was glowing A little over a year ago I was tutoring a student trying to get caught up and return to public school. As the days progressed and the student became more at ease with my style of teaching, we discussed why […]

  • Wet and dreary as I ponder educational genocide, norming children, and only leaving the best

    Bird Droppings February 20, 2019 Wet and dreary as I ponder educational genocide, norming children, and only leaving the best   Amazing in our world of electronics and digital wizardry the simplest of things a battery can cause a chill. My main house thermostat batteries died and our wonderful electronic control by smart phone system […]

  • Looking for a window can be a chore if you do not know where to look

    Bird Droppings February 19, 2019 Looking for a window can be a chore if you do not know where to look   I woke up very early today our dog was barking to go out and it was time for my wife to get up and get ready for work. It is hard to sleep […]