Month: February 2021

  • All of life is connected and intertwined.

    Bird Droppings February 27, 2021All of life is connected and intertwined. As I thought about the Sydney J. Harris passage below, I recall a walk last Saturday morning out to a quiet spot where I meditate, and something hit me. As I faced east towards the rising sun the gossamer threads of life interconnected with […]

  • Dissipating embers can rekindle a fire

    Bird Droppings February 26, 2021Dissipating embers can rekindle a fire Most mornings weather permitting I will sit out and spend a few moments meditating in the corner of our back yard currently over grown with local plant life and in bad need of a mowing. For several years I have used a bit of white […]

  • It is only a dropped feather?

    Bird Droppings February 25, 2021 It is only a dropped feather? “If we consider the eagle feather with its light and dark colors, we could argue that ‘the dark colors are more beautiful and, therefore, naturally more valuable,’ or vice versa. Regardless of which colors are more beautiful, or necessary, or valuable, the truth is […]

  • Doing what you love is not really work

    Bird Droppings February 24, 2021Doing what you love is not really work “To love what you do and feel that it matters, how could anything be more fun?” Katharine Graham It seems I learn something every day as I wander about the internet and books I find along the way. My life’s journey the past […]

  • Wandering about while I am waiting.

    Bird Droppings February 23, 2021Wandering about while I am waiting. Sitting listening to Crosby, Stills, and Nash acoustic while I write today. I have been saving my pennies to get a new camera hopefully to be ready for spring. There are so many possibilities with various flowers blooming all about and baby ducks and geese […]

  • Life is about random acts of kindness.

    Bird Droppings February 22, 2021 Life is about random acts of kindness. I was a bit later than I planned to get started today have a long day of writing for graduate school and personally to complete. I get up with my wife each morning to fix her lunch and see her on her way […]

  • Is it saying goodbye or is it hello?

    Bird Droppings February 21, 2021Is it saying goodbye or is it hello? I had seldom pull out my Eagle Scout card from 1967, by chance I was cleaning up my dresser and held it a few minutes thinking back. I was putting all of my Boy Scout patches and paraphernalia in a box. While mired […]

  • Life is a journey only made difficult if there is no learning involved

    Bird Droppings February 20, 2021Life is a journey only made difficult if there is no learning involved “Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.” Henry Van Dyke It has been a few days since I visited my mothers, fathers and brothers’ grave […]

  • Thinking for a minute of what to write

    Bird Droppings February 19, 2021 Thinking for a minute of what to write Over the past few weeks, I have read several blogs and emails about counting sheep and last night as I lay down to get some sleep after a long day, and a long week of doctor appointments, reading, and writing, I was […]

  • Everyday I feel as if it has been a long time.

    Bird Droppings February 18, 2021Everyday I feel as if it has been a long time. “Teaching is lifelong moral quest. You never have it exactly right and you keep trying to get better at it. You keep learning from your students and what they are going through, how you can do things better.” Nel Noddings […]