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Here is a great thought for the day. Do what we can to make our world a better place for all of us. What I lack can be made up by the skills and wisdom of others in our concerted and com.passionate efforts

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“Some of us have great runways already built for us.

If you have one, take off.

But if you don’t have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel

and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.”

~ Amelia Earhart

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About ivonprefontaine

I completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and taught for 15 years in a wonderful hybrid school. My dissertation topic and research were how certain teachers experience becoming who teachers. In teaching and leanring, I am a boundary-crosser who understands moving ahead is a leap of faith. Teaching is a calling and vocation to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what calls me next. I am an educator, phenomenologist, scholar, boundary-crosser, published poet, author, parent, grandparent, and spouse.

10 responses »

  1. Brilliantly inspiring!

  2. Beautiful. Inspiring too.

  3. A wonderful message my friend! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Well said, Ivon – and thank you for sharing this re-blog! 🙂

  5. Millions of people lack a shovel. They have no dirt to call their own. Their lives are already paved over with the runways of a minority of the planet. That minority has to forget the “pull yourselves up by your own bootstrap’ mentality: that no longer applies to reality.
    Instead we have to readjust our standard of living and learn the meaning of one word:
    Ivon – I’m not saying this applies to you, brother. Just taking an opportunity.
    Thanks for your blog!

    • I agree Claire. Some of the digging will have to in the form of an old-fashioned co-operative community. Those who need help up will have to find a way to extend their hands and, then, those ready and able need to reach out. I love the feedback. It is what makes us reflect and contemplate on our words.


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