Tag: Henry Ford

  • Can we dig smaller holes?

    Bird Droppings February 6, 2012 Can we dig smaller holes?   While I can honestly say I have not read a book for several weeks although each day I read numerous articles and essays on various blog sites and pages as well as a daily dose of newspapers which for some reason even with technology […]

  • Thinking about dreams

    Bird Droppings February 5, 2012 Thinking about dreams   “You are never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.” Richard Bach   It has been so many years since first experiencing and reading Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Richard Bach’s whimsical tale of […]

  • Why do we even have ears?

    Bird Droppings February 4, 2012 Why do we even have ears?   “No one every listened themselves out of a job.” Calvin Coolidge   Sitting in the dark at school with only my aquarium lights to light my writing area I am thinking back over many years of working with people in many different capacities. […]

  • Why would anyone be a teacher?

    Bird Droppings February 3, 2012 Why would anyone be a teacher?   I was talking with students several days ago about going into teaching and one of the students actually wanted to be a teacher. Along that line the Georgia Legislator had discussed previously if only briefly increasing teacher pay by four percent after numerous […]

  • Have we sold our souls?

    Bird Droppings February 2, 2012 Have we sold our souls?   Morning is a special time for me; it is a beginning and that is the easy way to say it. For me several aspects of this start to the day almost are routine, like taking our dog out then sitting down for writing and […]

  • Apathy is being there and never having gone

    Bird Droppings February 1, 2012 Apathy is being there and never having gone “The problem isn’t materialism as such. Rather it is the underlying assumption that full satisfaction can arise from gratifying the senses alone. Unlike animals whose quest for happiness is restricted to survival and to the immediate gratification of sensory desires, we human […]

  • Counting knuckles

    Bird Droppings January 31, 2012 Counting knuckles   On Friday a student asked what day of the month Tuesday would be and I responded January 31 and just as quick another said he thought it was the first. I said no it was the thirty first and he proceeded to count his knuckles, “a knuckle […]

  • Planning ahead

    Bird Droppings January 30, 2012 Planning ahead   “Ten percent of your life is made up of what happens to you and ninety percent is made up of how you react. Therefore we have no control over 10% of what happens to us. We do however have control over the other ninety percent and that […]

  • All in words we find

    Bird Droppings January 29, 2012 All in words we find               On days when my wife is out of town I can go out and take sunrise photos and wander about as I do with few time restrictions. I went out very early today to sit and give thanks. I had many things on […]

  • A wondering of the moment

    Bird Droppings January 28, 2012 A wondering of the moment   Nearly ten years ago I received this email from a dear friend. I met Frances when I was a new teacher at Loganville High School in 2001. Frances had been teaching English and had worked with our then principal at the time at a […]