Month: May 2020

  • Is curriculum sacred?

    Bird Droppings May 25, 2020 Is curriculum sacred?   My wife and I are talking about taking a few days hiatus to head to the South Carolina coast with no schedule and little baggage. We will head north Saturday morning no plans. Thinking back to our last crazy trip our last journey included a nursery […]

  • In the pursuit of excellence

    Bird Droppings May 24, 2020 In the pursuit of excellence   I was listening to crickets and tree frogs as the sounds of morning surrounded me with the rustling of leaves in the steady breeze as I sojourned out in the wee hours with our dog. It is a great day to walk this reality […]

  • At what point do we exist

    Bird Droppings May 21, 2020 At what point do we exist   “We exist in multiple places simultaneously. We are where we are physically but also in the hearts of our loved ones and friends where they are.” Frank Bird   A year ago, was an ordinary day other than being my daughter in laws […]

  • Trying to find a way back to normal or is it abnormal: Is your child a hippy?

    Bird Droppings May 20, 2020 Trying to find a way back to normal or is it abnormal: Is your child a hippy?   “Your son or daughter may be flashing warning signals that he or she will soon drop out of society and join the “hippie” movement. If you know what to look for, you may […]

  • How do we make learning successful?

    Bird Droppings May 19, 2020 How do we make learning successful?   As I do on many mornings when I get the time I walked out to a quiet corner of my back yard. Nestled in a patch of weeds and brush I laid claim to my quiet spot and look toward the east in the […]

  • Pondering and researching education while remembering a waterfalls

    Bird Droppings May 18, 2020 Pondering and researching education while remembering a waterfalls   It has been eight years since I was staying at the Sylvan Mills Bed and Breakfast in a room literally over a waterfall. I went up to North Georgia to recharge perhaps another word might be to rekindle my passion for […]

  • Can we be about healing?

    Bird Droppings May 17, 2020 Can we be about healing?   I came out earlier today into the darkness and the first thing I heard was a bullfrog off in the distance calling that was the first one of the summers. As I listened I heard more I heard many birds starting to chirp, whistle […]

  • Life and acceptance is often getting over fears

    Bird Droppings May 15, 2020 Life and acceptance is often getting over fears   As I stepped outside into a beautiful clear chilled morning, we were hoping for a bit of rain but the humidity still hung in the air. The grass was like walking on a sponge soggy and wet but then again it […]

  • Pondering early in the morning in my search for wisdom

    Bird Droppings May 14, 2020 Pondering early in the morning in my search for wisdom   I started my day as I routinely do except no breakfast for me. I fixed my wife her lunch. I walk out checking the outside ambient temperature and air, cleaned up the kitchen from dinner and proceeded to get […]

  • Culture is far more than just a word

    Bird Droppings May 12, 2020 Culture is far more than just a word     “Silence was meaningful with the Lakota, and granting a space of silence before talking was done in the practice of true politeness and regardful of the rule that thought comes before speech. In the midst of sorrow, sickness, death or […]