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2013 final dusk

This beautiful and short poem summarizes the way to the New Year. Have a Blessed and safe New Year as we turn the page on 2013 and enter 2014,

Realm of Empress Musie

NY 2014 2

Time for wrapping up
closing the book
and open the next
with untold stories
new adventures
a new dawn
is smiling
as dusk gathers around.

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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. Wishing you very happy and prosperous New Year.May God bless you. Happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year 2104 !

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  2. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    It does summarise it, yes. It’s lovely.

    Happy new year, Ivon :). Hope you have a wonderful 2014โ€ฆ Well, we’ve all got to try!

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  3. Have a wonderful 2014, Ivon ๐Ÿ™‚

    Reply

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