Month: March 2020

  • What is it we see looking into a child’s eyes?

    Bird Droppings March 30, 2020 What is it we see looking into a child’s eyes? I woke up at my normal time from a dream thinking I was back twenty or so years getting up and getting the kids all sent off to school and it was pretty quiet around the house. After walking to […]

  • An eclectic morning

    Bird Droppings March 29, 2020 An eclectic morning   “Learn as if you were going to live forever. Live as if you were going to die tomorrow.” Mahatma Gandhi   It has been quite a few years since I watched an episode of Star Trek actually it may have been one of the movies where […]

  • It is only a dropped feather?

    Bird Droppings March 27, 2020 It is only a dropped feather?   Dr. Michael Garrett (1996), a Cherokee Indian from North Carolina, intertwined his native thoughts in his lessons as he taught college:   If we consider the eagle feather with its light and dark colors, we could argue that ‘the dark colors are more […]

  • Engaging curriculum through Story Telling

    Birddroppings March 26, 2020 Engaging curriculum through Story Telling   Sitting at my computer getting my thoughts together to reach out to my students and think about being a student with a dissertation defense ahead. So today a piece of my thoughts as I sit reviewing notes and setting up various programs to engage students […]

  • Have we sold our souls for a few trinkets?

    Bird Droppings March 25, 2020 Have we sold our souls for a few trinkets?   Morning is a special time for me always a new beginning. That might be far too easy of a way to say what I am trying to say. Today I went out a bit early from the house to take […]

  • Looking for reasons

    Bird Droppings March 24, 2020 Looking for reasons   “Come; let us put our minds together to see what kind of life we can create for our children.” Sitting Bull, Lakota Sioux   Nearly twenty years have passed since I did a research paper on the causes of various emotional issues with children. When I first […]

  • What is a birddropping?

    Bird Droppings March 23, 2020 What is a birddropping? On February 3, 2003 I officially started titling my daily emailing and blogging, Bird Droppings. I went back in my files and pulled up a few old thoughts and ideas. As I was reading the local paper today a street poll was included asking locals about […]

  • Is it passion or just obsession?

    Bird Droppings March 21, 2020 Is it passion or just obsession?   “All games have an important and probably decisive influence on the destinies of the players under ordinary social conditions, but some offer more opportunities than others for life long careers and are more likely to involve innocent bystanders.” Dr. Eric Berne, The games […]

  • Children Teach what they Live

    Bird Droppings March 20, 2020 Children Teach what they Live   It is a beautiful spring day outside and quiet after a crazy open house next door. It seems the solitude of the country has changed rapidly in only a few weeks. A developer bought sub-division and has put up houses. People are moving into […]

  • Setting priorities on a chilly spring morning

    Bird Droppings March 19, 2020 Setting priorities on a chilly spring morning   “Keep in mind that you are always saying ‘no’ to something. If it isn’t to the apparent, urgent things in your life, it is probably to the most fundamental, highly important things. Even when the urgent is good, the good can keep […]