What one cannot see still exists. We only have to look in the right places with the right eyes.
What makes the desert beautiful…
is that somewhere it hides a well.
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery ~
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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.
It is only with the heart
that one can see rightly;
what is essential
is invisible to the eye.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Yes, it is the heart which has eyes.
If we were to describe a room during the day, would we include the empty spaces between objects. On a sheet of music we honour the pauses or we would hear noise.
At night with darkness, how would our description of that room change?
If a tree falls in the woods without a human present to hear it, does it make a sound?
In numerous posts, Ivon, you have giving voice that the pauses are as important as the notes.
I am reading Alfonso Lingis now and he speaks about the murmurs and rumbles we try silence in the world. He suggests they speak to us and it is important to listen. It is where the notes resonate as they fall into silence and wait for the next note to be played.