Author: birddroppings

  • Finding the right spot for the puzzle pieces

    Bird Droppings August 16, 2022 Finding the right spot for the puzzle pieces “In order to learn the nature of the myriad things, you must know that although they may look round or square, the other features of oceans and mountains are infinite in variety; whole worlds are there. It is so not only around […]

  • Why do we wish, wonder, and wait?

    Bird Droppings August 15, 2022 Why do we wish, wonder, and wait? “Calamity is the perfect glass wherein we truly see and know ourselves.” William Davenant It has been nearly sixteen years since we moved last and found ourselves in this house.  I wasn’t sure where to start. Several ideas have been running through my thinking […]

  • How capable do we need to be?

    Bird Droppings August 10, 2022 How capable do we need to be? What a contrast to only a few weeks ago as the sun was shining and the moon was waning as I went out in the wee hours with a crystal-clear sky. There was a gentle wind blowing, wind chimes ringing peacefully, and a […]

  • What is this desire for freedom?

    Bird Droppings August 3, 2022What is this desire for freedom? “Brute force, no matter how strongly applied, can never subdue the basic human desire for freedom and dignity. As communist systems have assumed, it is not enough merely to provide people with food, shelter, and clothing. Human nature needs to breathe the precious air of […]

  • Maybe we are in the wrong

    Bird Droppings July 31, 2022Maybe we are in the wrong “I am tired of talk that comes to nothing. It makes my heart sick when I remember all the good words and all the broken promises. There has been too much talking by men who have no right to talk. Too many misinterpretations have been […]

  • I am listening to a chorus of frogs, crickets, and an occasional owl

    Bird Droppings July 28, 2022I am listening to a chorus of frogs, crickets, and an occasional owl “You don’t get harmony when everybody sings the same note.” Doug Floyd Most every night and early morning, when I walk about, especially early in the morning, I listen to the choral arrangement of tree frogs, crickets, whippoorwills, […]

  • Should we look within to who we are?

    Bird Droppings July 26, 2022Should we look within to who we are? Amazing what a day or two out of routine will do. I did not get on my computer and do anything of a writing sort the past few days; I made the mistake of getting a flu shot and covid booster simultaneously. I […]

  • Why would some instead send a photo than write?

    Bird Droppings July 22, 2022Why would some instead send a photo than write? “Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.” Aldus Huxley In 1965 I was introduced to this author in a tenth-grade English class. The book we were reading was Brave New […]

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

    Bird Droppings July 21, 2022Is there a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Over the past few days, several storms passed through quickly, each a definitive front literally flying by and ending with rainbows, or so I have been told. On one occasion, a twin rainbow. On the other hand, my sunrises […]

  • Is it only a dropped feather?

    Bird Droppings July 20, 2022Is 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, necessary, or valuable, the truth is the bottom […]