Month: February 2021

  • A morning meandering while the moon is glowing.

    Bird Droppings February 17, 2021A morning meandering while the moon is glowing. Last night as I looked out at the night sky, I honestly am not sure if the moon was glowing or not it was too overcast. However, I started thinking back to tutoring a student trying to get caught up and return to […]

  • Thinking about other times

    Bird Droppings February 16, 2021Thinking about other times “The song that I will sing is an old song, so old that none knows who made it. It has been handed down through generations and was taught to me when I was but a little lad. It is now my own song. It belongs to me. […]

  • Reading a friend’s book a sixth time.

    Bird Droppings February 15, 2021Reading a friend’s book a sixth time. I was so tired when I laid down last night after dinner and a bit of TV. I had spent the day driving around doing errands, cooking supper, and attempting to get into my reading and writing. My youngest son in now a travel […]

  • Listening to a philosopher

    Bird Droppings February 14, 2021Listening to a philosopher. A beautiful sky this morning was missing again as I walked out and it is actually raining which is surprising, I can count the number of mornings with frost on one hand this year. The sky while partially filled with clouds was nearly vacant. The clouds presented […]

  • A series of paradoxes and bewilderment

    Bird Droppings February 13, 2021A series of paradoxes and bewilderment I received the following in an email a number of years ago. A friend of mine sent it out and as I read the first time it was humorous. However, as I pondered then as a teacher I read deeper into what was being said. […]

  • Looking for a window can be a chore if you do not know where to look

    Bird Droppings February 10, 2021Looking for a window can be a chore if you do not know where to look I woke up very early today our dog was barking to go out and it was time for my wife to get up and get ready for work. It is hard to sleep in on […]

  • Do we have a desire for freedom?

    Bird Droppings February 9, 2021Do we have a desire for freedom? “Brute force, no matter how strongly applied, can never subdue the basic human desire for freedom and dignity. It is not enough, as communist systems have assumed, merely to provide people with food, shelter and clothing. Human nature needs to breathe the precious air […]

  • An owl calling

    Bird Droppings February 8, 2021 An owl calling Last night I woke for a few minutes, as it turns out I forgot to turn on the ceiling fan. While up I stuck my nose out the door perhaps intuition who knows when wandering about the house half asleep. Deep in the pines an owl called […]

  • Hearing an owl and thinking about happiness

    Bird Droppings February 7, 2021 Hearing an owl and thinking about happiness “If you observe a really happy man you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son, growing double dahlias in his garden. He will not be searching for happiness as if it were a collar button that has rolled […]

  • What if all promises were all kept?

    Bird Droppings February 5, 2021 What if all promises were all kept? I begin each typical morning waking up, fixing breakfast for my wife and her lunch, occasionally talking with my son for a few minutes before he starts teaching, fixing my own breakfast, and eventually finding my way to my computer. A little later […]