Kathy took these panoramic pictures as we drove to Waterton. I wonder how I make sense of life without a more complete picture and the haze fades, revealing a complete and panoramic view. Even at that, life’s complexity shrouds the mystery, as there is too much to take in.
As a still shot,
Emerges by image by image,
Parsed, fitting my definition.
As a broad view,
Evidencing no visible pattern,
Full, rich, ineffable.
As a quilt,
One stitch into the next,
Ragged, seamless paradox.
As community member,
Retaining one’s self—
Adhering disparate parts into one.
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.
Really inspiring poem and pictures! 😊
Thank you Roser.
Beautiful in words and images.
Thank you Francina. Take care and stay safe.
Textured and lovely, Ivon.
Thank you Cynthia. How is the gardening? Take care and stay safe.
It’s been mostly cold this spring, but it’s warmed up somewhat with drizzly moments. In other words: perfect gardening weather!
We are experiencing a similar spring. We still are getting snow in the foothills, more rural settings, and in the NE part of Alberta.
In the midst of unknowing so much these days! Good effort, Ivon.
We are. Take care and stay safe Bela.
Will do! And you both do the same!