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Carpe Diem Haiku *Circle (provided by Lolly)*

I was preparing notes yesterday for the Eco-Ethics class and used the concept of tree rings as a way of telling a story. This lovely haiku popped up this morning with the same thought. In my journal, I wrote that the concept of “entanglement” from quantum physics might be a key to understanding what connects us in the virtual world. What ways do actions in one place influence seemingly unconnected people elsewhere?

About ivonprefontaine

In keeping with bell hooks and Noam Chomsky, I consider myself a public and dissident intellectual. Part of my work is to move beyond (transcend) institutional dogmas that bind me to defend freedom, raising my voice to be heard on behalf of those who seek equity and justice in all their forms. I completed my PhD in Philosophy of Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA. My dissertation and research was how teachers experience becoming teachers and their role as leaders. I focus on leading, communicating, and innovating in organizations. This includes mindfuful servant-leadership, World Cafe events, Appreciative Inquiry, and expressing one's self through creativity. I offer retreats, workshops, and presentations that can be tailored to your organzations specific needs. I published peer reviewed articles about schools as learning organizations, currere as an ethical pursuit, and hope as an essential element of adult eductaion. I published three poems and am currently preparing my poetry to publish as an anthology of poetry. I present on mindful leadership, servant leadership, schools as learning organizations, how teachers experience becoming teachers, assessement, and critical thinking. I facilitate mindfulness, hospitality retreats. and World Cafe Events using Appreciative Inquiry. I am writing and researching about various forms of leadership, how teachers inform and form their identity as a particular teacher, schools as learning organizations, hope and its anticipatory relationship with the future, and hope as an essential element in learning.

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  1. I share this vast wondering? Especially across centuries, words of individuals touch, motivate and reignite lives. Like today is St. Francis of Assisi and his prayer (Make me an instrument of your peace) has certainly affected me. We do influence but impossible to see/know how? Enjoyed your haiku.

  2. Everything in my opinion have hidden threads of connection, though a connection is not that obvious in the quantum world it often becomes revealed in synchronicity.

  3. Thank you very much for reblogging.

  4. Your comments welcome for such beautiful composition.


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