Month: February 2022

  • Is it saying goodbye, or is it hello?

    Bird Droppings February 17, 2022Is it saying goodbye, or is it hello? I had seldom pulled out my Eagle Scout card from 1967; by chance, I cleaned up my dresser and held it for a few minutes, thinking back. I put all of my Boy Scout patches and paraphernalia in a box. While mired in […]

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

    Bird Droppings February 16, 2022Life 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 mother, father, and brothers’ gravesite, […]

  • Thinking for a minute about what to write

    Bird Droppings February 15, 2022 Thinking for a minute about what to write Over the past few weeks, I have read several blogs and emails about counting sheep, and last night, I lay down to get some sleep after a long day and a long week of chest colds and sinus issues; reading and writing […]

  • A morning meandering while the moon is glowing.

    Bird Droppings February 14, 2022A morning meandering while the moon is glowing. Last night as I looked out at the night sky, I honestly was 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 […]

  • I am reading a friend’s book for the sixth time.

    Bird Droppings February 11, 2022I am reading a friend’s book for the 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 is […]

  • I am listening to a philosophe

    Bird Droppings February 10, 2022I am listening to a philosopher. A beautiful sky this morning as I walked out; the weather is wreaking havoc with my sinus, cold hot colder. On the one hand, I can count the number of mornings with frost this year. The sky, while partially filled with clouds, was nearly vacant. […]

  • What is the freedom we desire?

    Bird Droppings February 9, 2022What is the freedom we desire? “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 of […]

  • A series of paradoxes and bewilderment

    Bird Droppings February 8, 2022A series of paradoxes and bewilderment I received the following in an email several years ago. A friend of mine sent it out, and as I read it the first time, it was humorous. However, as I pondered then as a teacher, I read deeper into what was being said. I […]

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

    Bird Droppings February 7, 2022Looking for a window can be a chore if you do not know where to look A few nights back, when I woke up very early, 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 […]

  • An owl calling

    Bird Droppings February 4, 2021 An owl calling Owls have been on my mind for two days now. 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 […]