Month: May 2022

  • Innocence is more than a definition

    Bird Droppings May 27, 2022 Innocence is more than a definition “Look at children. Of course, they may quarrel, but generally speaking they do not harbor ill feelings as much or as long as adults do. Most adults have the advantage of education over children, but what is the use of an education if they […]

  • Being reborn is listening with the heart

    Bird Droppings May 24, 2022 Being reborn is listening with the heart So often in life, we hear words and rationalize those utterances, develop an opinion and then logically state a response. I got thinking back to a conversation sitting discussing existentialism with my granddaughter one night nearly eleven years ago as she cooed and […]

  • Can we even compare ethics and politics?

    Bird Droppings May 23, 2022Can we even compare ethics and politics? I picked up a copy of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution this morning about five years ago. The front page had various articles, but one caught my attention. Having been a student in psychology at Mercer University in Macon and required to go on a field […]

  • Is there a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?

    Bird Droppings May 22, 2022 Is there a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? “Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” Abraham Lincoln Perhaps some people are inherently grouchy in the scheme of things, and or by Lincoln’s view, they want to be grouchy. Sitting […]

  • Innocence is more than a definition.

    Bird Droppings May 18, 2022 Innocence is more than a definition. “Look at children. Of course, they may quarrel, but generally speaking, they do not harbor ill feelings as much or as long as adults do. Most adults have the advantage of education over children, but what is the use of an education if they […]

  • Is curriculum sacred?

    Bird Droppings May 16, 2022Is curriculum sacred? My wife and I are talking about taking a few days’ hiatus to head to the South Carolina coast with no schedule and little baggage. Just a spur-of-the-moment trip. I was thinking back to our last crazy trip, which included a nursery or two, tourist traps, museums, and […]

  • In the pursuit of excellence

    Bird Droppings May 13, 2022In the pursuit of excellence I was listening to crickets and tree frogs as morning sounds surrounded me with the rustling of leaves in the steady breeze as I sojourned out in the wee hours with a cup of tea. It is a great day to walk this reality and say […]

  • Trying to find a way back to normal, or is it abnormal: Is your child a hippy?

    Bird Droppings May 12, 2022 Trying to find a way back to normal, or is it abnormal: Is your child a hippy? “Your son or daughter may be flashing warning signals that he or she will soon drop out of society and join the “hippie” movement. If you know what to look for, you may be […]

  • How do we make learning successful?

    Bird Droppings May 11, 2022 How do we make learning successful? As I do on many mornings, I walk out to a quiet corner of my backyard when I get the time. Nestled in a patch of weeds and brush, I laid claim to my quiet spot and looked toward the morning east. It was still […]

  • I am pondering and researching education while remembering a waterfall.

    Bird Droppings May 10, 2022I am pondering and researching education while remembering a waterfall. It has been eleven years since I stayed at the Sylvan Mills Bed and Breakfast in a room literally over a waterfall. I went up to North Georgia to recharge; perhaps another word might be to rekindle my passion for education […]