Tag: Mark K. Smith

  • Seeking balance while walking on a see saw

    Bird Droppings May 25, 2012 Seeking balance while walking on a see saw   “An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” Henry David Thoreau   I walked in my room at school yesterday and decided my stuffed eland on the wall; the largest African antelope needed a scarf. I had used a […]

  • Looking at lyrics from an old friend

    Bird Droppings May 24, 2012 Looking at lyrics from an old friend   I first started  listening to Neil Young’s music in 1967 or so possibly even earlier  if you count Buffalo Springfield, a short lived band and of course 1968 with Crosby Stills and Nash at Woodstock. While I did not make it to […]

  • Finding the trail in the search for knowledge

    Bird Droppings May 23, 2012 Finding the trail in the search for knowledge   “All things in the world are two. In our minds we are two, good and evil. With our eyes we see two things, things that are fair and things that are ugly…. We have the right hand that strikes and makes […]

  • Innocence is more than a definition

    Bird Droppings May 23, 2010 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 […]

  • Can we really be human?

    Bird Dropping May 21, 2012 Can we really be human? “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” Mother Teresa Over the weekend in several discussions on how we as humans treat each other primarily oriented around the concept of race I mentioned once or twice how we are all the same […]

  • Children learn what they live

    Bird Droppings May 19, 2012 Children Learn what they Live   It is such a beautiful morning and quiet outside, I had the opportunity to sit and meditate for nearly an hour under the stars today. I took our dog out and the air was still and nearly silent however the quiet and sounds that […]

  • Passion is a word reserved for those who have it!

    Bird Droppings May 18, 2012 Passion is a word reserved for those who have it!               I walked out for the second day in a row to calls from whippoorwills and a doe and her twin nearly grown fawns grazing within almost touching distance. I got up rather early for my last day of […]

  • Trying to see the world with a narrow lens

    Bird Droppings May 17, 2012 Trying to see the world with a narrow lens   My wife used to pick on my seventies glasses, big wide lenses and frames that they were. I recently went and got a new prescription and modern frames and lenses much smaller and narrower. I was sitting outside this morning […]

  • Searching for, looking at, and finally placing the pieces to the puzzle

    Bird Droppings May 16, 2012 Searching for, looking at and finally placing the pieces to the puzzle “The judges of normality are present everywhere. We are in the society of the teacher-judge, the doctor-judge, the educator-judge, the ”social worker” -judge.” Dr. Michael Foucault (1926-1984), French philosopher, social theorist and historian of ideas             Last night […]

  • Dreams do not stand alone

    Bird Droppings May 15, 2012 Dreams do not stand alone   “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 I first experienced the whimsical book Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Bach’s […]