Ducks on the Pond

So, here I am on New Year’s Eve and I feel like I am about to come to bat with Ducks on the Pond.

In the game of baseball, the phrase “Ducks on the Pond” means that the bases are loaded. The hitter coming up next has a great opportunity to drive in up to four runs with a hit — a grand-slam home run would be awesome! It also conveys a sense of optimism – when teammates call out this phrase, it’s really anticipating something good happening, even if it doesn’t always work out.


Intent + Optimism is more than the sum of the individual parts. I hope. I have a meeting with my son’s math teacher today. As a university professor, I have a little insight and empathy for the math teacher. I typically have 24 students. He has over 100. I am confident that the teacher/student complexityContinue reading “Intent”

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