Tag: John Dewey

  • Why is seeking peace so difficult?

    Bird Droppings June 13, 2018 Why is seeking peace so difficult?   Around the world armies are moving as I write. There are missiles are being aimed and tanks rolling. War is a profit driving machine for industry and sadly more so about money than ideology. I have always been against war and always have […]

  • I wonder what my favorite store is; Then again is it even important?

    Bird Droppings June 5, 2018 I wonder what my favorite store is; Then again is it even important?   Interesting I had two thoughts earlier in the week as I started the day out. One I heard on the radio going to get some air in my wife’s tire in her car from a satellite […]

  • Teaching and or 2.7 seconds on a bull named Fu Manchu

    Bird Droppings June 4, 2018 Teaching and or 2.7 seconds on a bull named Fu Manchu   I just finished my first year of teaching retirement from high school. Thinking back my last day was rough but not quite as bad, tense and hectic as my first on September 11, 2001. I began my last […]

  • Keeping the teacher energy flowing is crucial

    Bird Droppings May 31, 2018 Keeping the teacher energy flowing is crucial   For nearly fourteen years I have been involved as a student, instructor, visiting, taking photos and offering my two cents at the Foxfire Approach to Teaching Course. The program has been put on by Piedmont College for graduate students and teachers already […]

  • Cultivating the soul and or inner self

    Bird Droppings May 25, 2018 Cultivating the soul and or inner self   I started my morning today with a swim. I should say a walk in water. Several years back I was directed by my orthopedic doctor to use water therapy for my back. The only place near was difficult to get an appointment. […]

  • Why not just imagine?

    Bird Droppings May 24, 2018 Why not just imagine?   Some days I wonder if adults I know have ever imagined even considered imagination. For example have you ever lain on your back watching clouds trying to determine if this one is a dragon or a whale? I was driving home from Georgia Tech with […]

  • I am just sitting, pondering and thinking wiping away a tear or two

    Bird Droppings September 21, 2018 I am just sitting, pondering and thinking wiping away a tear or two   I was outside very early today as a great horned owl was irritating our dog keeping him up. It seems it was more than one as around me several were calling back and forth in an […]

  • Pondering and remembering a waterfalls listening to the ocean

    Bird Droppings May 19, 2018 Pondering and remembering a waterfalls listening to the ocean   It has been six years since I was staying at the Sylvan Mills Bed and Breakfast in a room over a waterfalls. I went up to North Georgia to recharge perhaps another word might be to rekindle my passion for […]

  • Children can learn

    Bird Droppings May 18, 2018 Children can learn So as I do on many mornings when I get the time I walked out to a quiet spot. Being in the Low Country of South Carolina and four stories up my balcony was serene as I walked out. I do miss my quiet spot at home […]

  • Understanding is often getting over fears

    Bird Droppings May 17, 2018 Understanding is often getting over fears   As I stepped outside into a warm moist morning, we were hoping the rain would hold off. The storm has passed off shore and is moving north. However the humidity still hangs in the air. The grass was like walking on a sponge […]