Month: June 2019

  • Amazing how intertwined the strands of life really are

    Bird Droppings June 14, 2019 Amazing how intertwined the strands of life really are   I was asked at dinner one time 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 […]

  • Today should always be a first day

    Bird Droppings June 13, 2019 Today should always be a first day   “I have seen that in any great undertaking it is not enough for a man to depend simply upon himself.” Lone Man (Isna-la-wica)Teton Sioux   So often in life we think we are the one. We can do it all on our […]

  • Why is seeking peace so difficult?

    Bird Droppings June 12, 2019 Why is seeking peace so difficult?   Around the world armies are moving as I write. There are missiles are being aimed and tanks rolling. War is a profit driving machine for industry and sadly more so about money than ideology. I have always been against war and always have […]

  • Often we find ourselves in a fog of education

    Bird Droppings June 11, 2018 Often we find ourselves in a fog of education I got up as I do a bit later on somedays and walked a mile in the pool. I tend to meditate and wander in my thinking ponder as it might be. I use a small white plastic cube to mark […]

  • Can you be dreaming, imagining, thinking, pondering and reflecting all at the same time?

    Bird Droppings June 9, 2019 Can you be dreaming, imagining, thinking, pondering and reflecting all at the same time?   I drove to south east Georgia over ten years ago to take my oral exams for my doctorate. This was basically a follow-up face to face with my committee of professors and in turn responding […]

  • The head of education in the US should not be an idiot

    Bird Droppings June 8, 2019 The head of education in the US should not be an idiot   It was nearly ten years ago I was reading an article actually an interview with Arne Duncan, the former Secretary of Education. I selected a few choice quotes from his interview to savor and ponder for a […]

  • Trying to teach an unteachable child

    Bird Droppings June 7, 2019 Trying to teach an unteachable child   “Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation.” John F. Kennedy […]

  • I wonder what my favorite store is; Then again is it even important?

    Bird Droppings June 5, 2019 I wonder what my favorite store is; Then again is it even important?   Interesting I had two thoughts earlier in the week as I started the day out. One I heard on the radio going to get some air in my wife’s tire in her car from a satellite […]

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

    Bird Droppings June 4, 2019 Teaching and or 2.7 seconds on a bull named Fu Manchu   I just finished my first half year back in teaching after my first year of teaching retirement from high school. Thinking back my last day was rough but not quite as bad, tense and hectic as my first […]

  • Why should we do more?

    Bird Droppings June 2, 2019 Why should we do more?   “Choices are sacred to life’s journey. They lie along the path that all of us must follow for ourselves. An important Cherokee lesson is that if you involve yourself in any decision, you also experience the consequences of that decision.” Dr. J.T. Garrett, Meditations […]