Month: September 2021

  • Walking and listening among the Cotton Woods

    Bird Droppings September 30. 2021 Walking and listening among the Cotton Woods I walked outside earlier as I do many mornings listening observing trying to understand this reality I am walking about in. The sky was brilliant this morning with a very haze settling over the corn field and a few wisps of clouds were […]

  • Searching for integrity

    Bird Droppings September 28, 2021Searching for integrity “Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the […]

  • We all know the slogan, “just do it”, but I would add when?

    Bird Droppings September 27, 2021We all know the slogan, “just do it”, but I would add when? I shared a story of The White Buffalo Calf Woman on my Facebook page several months past. Today while at home I went to read again on my iPad and it was restricted it seems since it was […]

  • Do we need a bit more soul?

    September 25, 2021 Do we need a bit more soul? “Soul is different from spirit; the deep soul is the way we live every day, our longings and our fears.” Thomas Moore  It has been nearly thirty years since I first read The Care of the Soul, by Thomas Moore. I picked up a copy […]

  • Seeing all is connected and intertwined

    Bird Droppings September 23, 2021Seeing all is connected and intertwined As I thought about the Sydney J. Harris passage below and walked out to my car I thought of my quiet spot on my back porch where I meditate, and something hit me. I generally sit facing east towards the rising sun, daily the gossamer […]

  • Is the seat of the soul in the heart or mind?

    Bird Droppings September 21, 2021 Is the seat of the soul in the heart or mind? I believe I was prepared from childhood to discuss this topic. It has been many years since my first introduction to Native Peoples. I was three or four years old when I first remember my father’s Little Strong Arm […]

  • Being human

    Bird Droppings September 20, 2021Being human “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” Mother Teresa Such a simple opportunity for us as humans and we have been given that with recent events be it floods, earthquakes, mining disasters, poverty, and so many more events worldwide that impact feeding people. We live […]

  • Being where you need to be

    Bird Droppings September 14, 2021Being where you need to be “A society in which vocation and job are separated for most people gradually creates an economy that is often devoid of spirit, one that frequently fills our pocketbooks at the cost of emptying our souls.” Dr. Sam Keenre Many the day and time I have […]

  • It takes more than one strand to make a rope, in life and in education

    Bird Droppings September 13, 2021It takes more than one strand to make a rope, in life and in education. “You cannot contribute anything to the ideal condition of mind and heart known as Brotherhood, however much you preach, posture, or agree, unless you live it.” Faith Baldwin Every day as I talked to teachers, parents […]

  • Can we see a gray world in color?

    Bird Droppings September 11, 2021 Can we see a gray world in color? Twenty years ago, I went back to teaching only to go into lock down. Quite a day and experience for someone who hadn’t been in the classroom since 1977. Sharing the fears and anxieties of those kids with me taught me more […]