Month: April 2019

  • Getting ready

    Bird Droppings April 30, 2019 Getting ready   “In the government schools, which are referred to as public schools, Indian policy has been instituted there, and it’s a policy where they do not encourage, in fact, discourage, critical thinking and the creation of ideas and public education.” Russell Means   I walked early this morning […]

  • A spiritual side to teaching

    Bird Droppings April 29, 2019 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 […]

  • Hunting for the right words

    Bird Droppings April 28, 2019 Hunting for the right words   “The place to improve the world is first in one’s own heart and head and hands.” Robert M. Pirsig, American author   Whether it is trying to offer a few words of condolence to friends whose loved one has passed away or trying to […]

  • POTENTIAL

    Bird Droppings April 26, 2019 POTENTIAL   “Love is a complex experience which seems to follow no rules but its own. Romantic love can have the power of a hurricane or the tenderness of a soft wet wind. I have known, too, a chance introduction which instantly and magically merged into a lifelong friendship. And […]

  • Green Bay Wisconsin is cold

    Bird Droppings April 25, 2019 Green Bay Wisconsin is cold   “It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get back up.” Vince Lombardi   It has been a few days since I used a Lombardi quote. Years back I can recall my father borrowing verbiage from the great coach of the Green […]

  • Sometimes I feel like I am missing a day

    Bird Droppings April 24, 2019 Sometimes I feel like I am missing a day   So often I speak of coincidences in life. A few evenings back while helping my wife with some graphics and issues in a class she was taking I was also thinking about a new Bird Droppings. Some ideas had hit […]

  • Pondering ABABABABABAB

    Bird Droppings April 23, 2019 Pondering ABABABABABAB   Last night I went back over some notes from one of my numerous posts in my various blog sites and graduate school comments. I had been reading from a paper on a program that was developed in the mid 1980’s in California. The program with one teacher […]

  • Ethics and Politics

    Bird Droppings April 22, 2019 Ethics and Politics   There are so many things happening in our world that are often at the whim of a politician who we voted for or against. The auto industry is being remade, wars are being fought, jobs are appearing and disappearing, and health care reform is possibly off […]

  • The great teachers of America: Where do they come from?

    Bird Droppings April 21, 2019 The great teachers of America: Where do they come from?   I started back to grad school after my twelve year doctorate furlough. I am looking to teach several new college classes when I get back on track. For now I am finishing the year at Alcovy high school and […]

  • Looking for and clearing a pathway

    Bird Droppings April 20, 2019 Looking for and clearing a pathway   “I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.” Elwyn Brooks White   Often I reflect on the journey of life and the many […]