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Holiday weekend update

I am a couple of days late with this re-blog, but I thought the messages involved were worth sharing. Take care on the first day back to work after the holiday weekend remembering it is not always our circus.

Just Cruisin 2


The festivities of Independence Day are drawing
closer to the grand finale complete with fireworks
and soon the holiday will be done. There will still
be a lot going on this weekend so we thought we’d
mention a few events around eastern Iowa.

For the past 23 years, the big event has been the
Goodguys Heartland Nationals held on the Iowa State
Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa, which starts today
and runs through Sunday.

This event usually contains lots of sun, lots of
people, a lot of cars, and a few cars that run
like a hummingbird on Red Bull.

Saturday, July 5th the River Valley Classic Car Club
is hosting the “Rollin in the Oldies” Cruise Night
at Northpark Mall in Davenport, Iowa. Gates open at
5 pm and spectator admission is a mere $2. Always
neat cars, great people, and good music.

Sunday, July 6th the Strictly Street…

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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.

4 responses »

  1. I’m laughing because that proverb, the first thing I read when I logged onto my reader, is EXACTLY what I needed to be reminded of this morning, Ivon. Thank you! xoxoM

  2. The Polish proverb is good advice, the whole world manipulates and demands the individual fight other people’s battles.


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