Month: June 2019

  • Teaching and or 2.7 seconds on a bull named Fu Manchu

    Bird Droppings June 30, 2019 Teaching and or 2.7 seconds on a bull named Fu Manchu I walked in the house from vacation after unloading my car, swam about a half mile and sat down to write. I will be having my eighteenth first day of school teaching high school in a few weeks. I […]

  • What am I doing looking for clues?

    Bird Droppings June 29, 2019 What am I doing looking for clues?   We all enjoy mysteries and trying to solve the secret before the end of the movie or novel. We all seem to go through life looking for the one big clue and answer to all of the mysteries that surround us. I […]

  • Life is making a quilt

    Bird Droppings June 27, 2019 Life is making a quilt It was nearly twelve years ago today my wife walked in and told me that my mother said this was to be a happy time a joyous occasion as we celebrated my father’s life on Sunday. She said I think we are even having a […]

  • Amazing how intertwined the strands of life really are

    Bird Droppings June 26, 2019 Amazing how intertwined the strands of life really are I was asked at dinner one evening when did I start teaching and I responded at age twelve. The group I was with was thinking I was being my typical sarcastic self. Then I explained I started teaching swimming with my […]

  • Teaching can be successful

    Bird Droppings June 25, 2019 Teaching can be successful   As I do on many mornings when I get the time I try and find a quiet spot to ponder a few minutes, on vacation my balcony beckoned. At home developers have purchased the bank owned land in our development and new houses have taken […]

  • Standing in line at Kroger always thinking about teaching

    Bird Droppings June 21, 2019 Standing in line at Kroger always thinking about teaching I am always looking for coincidence. This could be why so often I find it just about anywhere. It might be walking in my yard and seeing an owl sitting in a tree, or standing in line at an odd hour […]

  • Should we be pondering the idea of faith?

    Bird Droppings June 19, 2019 Should we be pondering the idea of faith?   I have been indirectly involved in several discussions lately involving the word faith. So I did a bit of research and thinking.   “Modern technology advanced in such tiny increments for so long that we never realized how much our world […]

  • Why do we wish, wonder and wait?

    Bird Droppings June 17, 2019 Why do we wish, wonder and wait?   “Calamity is the perfect glass wherein we truly see and know ourselves.” William Davenant   It has been nearly thirteen years since we moved last and found ourselves in this house.  I wasn’t sure from where to start several ideas have been […]

  • Don’t cross word puzzles take some time?

    Bird Droppings June 16, 2019 Don’t cross word puzzles take some time?   Towards the end of my last History class that I taught in college one of my students was working on a particular assignment and had to define bias. She was not sure which definition was correct and asked my opinion. I explained […]

  • Learning and teaching are not the same and yet intertwine

    Bird Droppings June 15, 2019 Learning and teaching are not the same and yet intertwine   “In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but how many can get through to you.” Dr. Mortimer J. Adler   Dr. Adler founded the Center for […]