Month: June 2022

  • Wondering is a powerful tool

    Bird Droppings June 13, 2022Wondering is a powerful tool Several years back, during the school year, we started a school-wide vocabulary of the week. I was reminded of this as I looked through my various files for quotes. About six years ago, as the day wound down, an email from the head of the English […]

  • Can you be dreaming, imagining, thinking, pondering and reflecting all in a few minutes?

    Bird Droppings June 12, 2022Can you be dreaming, imagining, thinking, ponderingAnd reflecting all in a few minutes? I drove to southeast Georgia over ten years ago to take my oral exams for my doctorate. This was a face-to-face follow-up with my committee of professors and, in turn, responding to my three written questions which were […]

  • A firefly crossed my path 

    Bird Droppings June 7, 2022 A firefly crossed my path  I wonder how many even notice when a firefly crosses their path. Most will not even stop to look at an insignificant moment in time. Today, as I sat in the darkness of a quiet morning, fireflies graced my yard for the first time; I […]

  • Keeping the stories going remembering a dear friend

    Bird Droppings June 6, 2022Keeping the stories going remembering a dear friend For years, I would visit, take photos and offer my two cents at the Foxfire Approach to Teaching Course by Piedmont College for graduate students and teachers already in the classroom in Mountain City, Georgia. This course had been an elective graduate class […]

  • Trying to teach an unteachable child

    Bird Droppings June 3, 2022Trying to teach an unteachable child “Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation.” John F. Kennedy As I […]

  • Searching for a flower, the butterfly pea (Clitoria marina), or is it gone now

    Bird Droppings June 1, 2022Searching for a flower, the butterfly pea (Clitoria marina), or is it gone now Interestingly, I had two thoughts earlier in the week as I started the day. One I heard on the radio going to get some gas in my wife’s car from a satellite radio announcer recalling an old […]