All posts by Sd Associates

I’m listening…but I can barely hear you

You don’t miss your water, ‘til the well runs dry -William Bell- You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone -Joni Mitchell- Round about age fifty, everybody in my family with patrilineal (Powsner) DNA enters the world of progressive higher frequency hearing loss. At first, the progression is so incremental as to be insidious. […]


Today is Independence Day. Porches are draped with bunting and flags are flying. 240 years and 2 days ago the Second Continental Congress declared independence from Great Britain largely as a protest to taxation without representation. The group behavior of declaration was the culmination of a succession of setting events that built a strong motivating […]

Teaching and Learning

Tuesday was National Teacher Appreciation Day and we’re coming to the close of National Teacher Appreciation Week. I want to grab the opportunity to say something about this before it’s over. This is not to say that we cannot appreciate teachers any day or week of the year. We can and we must. It’s fun, […]

Here we go again…

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.-Saint Bernard of Clairvaux- The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men gang aft agley.-Robert Burns- It has been about two weeks since the sun arrived at its southernmost reach over the Tropic of Capricorn and headed back our way. Hail the return of the light! Not […]

Our dear Jaime-Lynn…

Our dear Jaime-Lynn Taylor-Danner slipped the bonds of earth today and left “now” for the ages. From the time she was diagnosed with cancer, she vowed to meet her nemesis with unflagging humor… and she kept that vow, even, I know, when it was very hard to do so. Jaime-Lynn was zany, a dancer, smart, […]

As the world turns…..

Time flies like an arrow… Fruit flies like a banana… Townes Van Zandt Be here now… Ram Das Catching up here. I haven’t posted in a bit. The snows blew in and crawled slowly away. Daffodils, tulips and the ethereal shadbush have given way to phlox, lupines and bridal veil. Summer solstice is right around […]