Month: April 2021

  • Making a difference each day

    Bird Droppings April 20, 2021 Making a difference each day “Dialogue, is the encounter between men, mediated by the world, in order to name the world” Paulo Freire A Brazilian educationalist and one of the most influential thinkers of the late twentieth century made famous the term dialogue in his writing. As I read a […]

  • I detest shopping, but I really like Kroger

    Bird Droppings April 19, 2021I detest shopping, but I really like Kroger About five years back I spent nearly a week of using ice packs as heat extractors for my computer until getting the fan fixed. It was interesting I had two thoughts while similar that came to me this morning as I started the […]

  • It is said dreams do not stand alone

    Bird Droppings April 16, 2021It is said dreams do not stand alone “You are never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.” Richard Bach It has been so many years since I first read and experienced the whimsical book Jonathan Livingston […]

  • Can we figure a way to filter it all?

    Bird Droppings April 15, 2021Can we figure a way to filter it all? “Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?” T.S. Elliot Sifting through the tons of information that bombard us daily is a task, be it emails, text messages, cell phone calls, advertising […]

  • Going to school another day

    Bird Droppings April 14, 2021Going to school another day So often as I start my writings each morning there has been an experience recently to build upon. It is utilizing these previous experiences that provide windows and doors into future experiences borrowing from John Dewey. I was driving through our town months back and a […]

  • How deep is the soul?

    Bird Droppings April 14, 2021How deep is the soul? I received an email from a dear friend many years back after writing about humor and it truly made me think. As I looked back on some older notes and thoughts last night and as I pondered I found the response I sent to her. It […]

  • The great teachers of America: Where do they come from?

    Bird Droppings April 12, 2021The great teachers of America: Where do they come from? I started back to grad school after my ten-year doctorate furlough and hopefully will finish up shortly. I am hopeful I can get into teaching education in college. Last year I finished up teaching and retired again from Alcovy high school […]

  • Ethics and Politics

    Bird Droppings April 9, 2021Ethics and Politics There are so many things happening in our world that are often at the whim of a politician who we voted for or in my case against. Industry is being remade, wars are being fought, jobs are appearing and disappearing, and health care reform is possibly off and […]

  • Pondering ABNANBNANBNANBNANBNANBC or antecedent behavior new antecedent new behavior etc.

    Bird Droppings April 8, 2021Pondering ABNANBNANBNANBNANBNANBC or antecedent behavior new antecedent new behavior etc. Last night I went back over some notes from one of my numerous posts in my various blog sites and graduate school comments. I had been reading from a paper on a program that was developed in the mid 1980’s in […]

  • A wind in the trees

    Bird Droppings April 7, 2021A wind in the trees Over the past weeks we have had several storms come through the area. Just before I went to bed last night according to the weather, we were to get another tomorrow, although forecast is now for Saturday. Several times during the night I awakened, and no […]