Month: February 2022

  • Example

    Bird Droppings February 28, 2022Example “We taught our children by both example and instruction, but with an emphasis on example, because all learning is a dead language to one who gets it second hand.” Kent Nerburn, The Wisdom of the Native Americans For nearly fifteen years, I have looked to the wisdom contained in Nerburn’s […]

  • All of life is connected and intertwined.

    Bird Droppings February 27, 2022All of life is connected and intertwined. “In all likelihood, one is in the past while in the present. The present is then veiled; the past is manifest and apparent. However, so transparently present that is veiled., and one assumes oneself to be in the present when one is not. To […]

  • A series of paradoxes and bewilderment

    Bird Droppings February 25, 2022A series of paradoxes and bewilderment I received the following in an email back a few days, 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. I […]

  • Glistening of wisdom on a gossamer strand

    Bird Droppings February 24, 2022 Glistening of wisdom on a gossamer strand Many years ago, I was sitting alongside a fence in a field far away from houses and people, and I watched a spider spin a web. We see webs all around, and I read there are thousands of spiders per acre in any […]

  • Wandering about while I am waiting

    Bird Droppings February 23, 2022Wandering about while I am waiting I was sitting listening to Crosby, Stills, and Nash acoustic while writing today. I have been saving my pennies to get a new camera, hopefully, ready for spring. There are so many possibilities with various flowers blooming and baby ducks and geese soon at local […]

  • It has been a long time

    Bird Droppings February 22, 2022It has been a long time I was sitting along the edge of reality yesterday evening after having a bad day with bronchitis and asthma. Somewhere I was in my backyard listening to the wind blow through the pines; it seemed pine trees make a better sound till the oak trees […]

  • Getting over the speed bumps

    Bird Droppings February 21, 2022Getting over the speed bumps “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” Hannah More Perhaps ahead of her time Ms. More wrote in abundance in the later 1700s and early 1800s. She was writing when women should have been sitting at home according […]

  • Practicing Patience

    Bird Droppings February 20, 2022Practicing Patience It has been nearly thirty-five years since I first went to Hemmingway’s just off the interstate in Decatur, Georgia. It was a favorite local entertainment establishment. My wife and I would go before and after our marriage primarily to listen to a local singer who provided a fantastic evening […]

  • Is it only a dropped feather?

    Bird Droppings February 19, 2022 Is it 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 work

    Bird Droppings February 18, 2022Doing what you love is not 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 read books I find along the way. For the past twenty-two years, […]