Month: December 2020

  • Why am I looking for data in a data-less environment?

    Bird Droppings December 31, 2020Why am I looking for data in a data-less environment? I read earlier this morning a dialogue of sorts from a young man who is currently serving in the military. He is trying to decide on his future as he pieces together in his dialogue options and possibilities not just in […]

  • Venting a bit on a Wednesday morning

    Birddroppings December 30, 2020 Venting a bit on a Wednesday morning I wrote yesterday and was going to be lazy today to get ready for holiday. I have not been feeling well and spending a lot of time resting. I did test negative for COVID-19 again so that was a relieve. Last night and this […]

  • Why is seeking peace so difficult?

    Bird Droppings December 29, 2020Why 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 felt there […]

  • Looking in the direction to start the morning

    Bird Droppings December 28, 2020Looking in the direction to start the morning “Beginnings start in the east – from where the sun rises, we begin a new dawn. Each day is a good new day with a fresh beginning, a new start. East is the direction of the physical body and newness including children and […]

  • It is the small pieces that seriously matter not how many presents

    Bird Droppings December 24, 2020It is the small pieces that seriously matter not how many presents I am about to be driving around to run some errands and read a holiday post or two. One caught my attention arguing the idea of Santa’s gifts. Santa is first a legend contrived over the years and developed […]

  • Possibilities

    Bird Droppings December 23, 2020Possibilities “Life has no limitations; except the ones you make.” Les Brown I was sitting talking with one of my sons yesterday remembering when I was their age. I should say trying to remember when I was their age that would be more appropriate. It has been a few years since […]

  • Finding a pathway even when one does not appear

    Bird Droppings December 22, 2020Finding a pathway even when one does not appear The past few days have all run sort of together each an interesting day be it sitting and binge-watching Big Bang Theory with my wife, cooking new ideas and eating all day long and discussing learning topics with my son who is […]

  • Waiting for a miracle

    Bird Droppings December 21, 2020 Waiting for a miracle I wrote this piece nearly ten years ago and it still has a place in my heart. Miracle is a word used often by people of faith. It is an explanation for things that happen with no apparent cause and or rationale. It seems we all […]

  • Seeking perfection all the while mired in sterile mud

    Bird Droppings December 19, 2020Seeking perfection all the while mired in sterile mud It has been a quite a few years since my students were nonverbal. Back in the day as my youngest son will say, I worked in private and residential programs. My students were considered severe and profoundly mentally impaired. Other words were […]

  • Can you give it one more try?

    Bird Droppings December 18, 2020Can you give it one more try? “You win some, you lose some, and some get rained out, but you gotta suit up for them all.” Satchel Paige often attributed to J. Askenberg It is end of semester test time in most counties. When I was teaching, I would judge seasons […]