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The Until We Meet Again Tour – 22 July 2016 – birthday edition

The  Until We Meet Again Tour took an interesting turn on this birthday.

The plan had been to go to the office to do some more cleaning and packing for the move.

Yesterday afternoon, however, my colleagues in the organization Ecumenical Women found themselves without a facilitator for a retreat. Would I help them out, they asked. Of course I said yes. I thought I might go to Riverside Park for a bit after the retreat ended.

The retreat was held at 475 Riverside Drive, right around the corner from the Shire. It ended at 1:00 but conversation lasted until 4:30.

Walking back to the Shire, I realized how oppressive the heat was today, and may be the rest of the weekend.

I went to the gym around 6:00 as planned. After the workout, I decided I did not want to do the heat. I ordered dinner.

And then began watching The Lord of the Rings films. That’s usually a Christmas activity with Tricia and Eric, Sean passes, but we did not find time for it last Christmas.

With the city under a heat advisory most of the day tomorrow, this seemed like a moment when I might have time to watch all three. The Balrog just grabbed Gandalf. We’ll see where things end up.

And there was cake today as my colleagues celebrated my birthday, singing twice.

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See you along the Trail.

 

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2013 Move And Shake Women Work-Life Balance Retreat

This originally was posted by my friend Grace Ji-Sun Kim. It is posted here with her permission and at her request.

MOVE AND SHAKE WORK-LIFE BALANCE RETREAT

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at the University of Chicago,

Chicago, IL August 30 – September 1, 2013

This will be a gathering of high performing women, who want to explore the ways in which they can develop a well-rounded lifestyle. We realize that there is a need for a women’s retreat for women of color to explore the intersection of their professional, personal, and social experiences.
The Move and Shake Women’s Retreat is an event during which facilitators will expose women to solutions on how to navigate their multiple identities such as motherhood or being a first generation academic. This guided retreat will help women to attain their highest and best professional and academic performance.

Move and Shake Retreat Information:

Move and Shake Women are proud recipients of the Innovation Grant from the University of Chicago’s Graduate Student Affairs Office (GSA)! Because of this generous grant we will launch the 2013 Move and Shake Work – Life Balance Retreat. It will be held in Ida Noyes Hall and the Logan Center, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, August 30 — September 1 2013.
To register or for more information, please visit MoveAndShake.info.

Call For WORKSHOP

FACILITATORS Proposal Due: May 30, 2013

Proposal Acceptance: June 15, 2013

This guided retreat will help women to attain their highest and best professional and academic performance. If you would like to be a presenter, at the MOVE AND SHAKE WORK-LIFE BALANCE RETREAT, fill out this form. Applicants may attach a 1 minute video clip URL, to provide a sample of what participants can expect during their workshop.

[read also:  Living in Full Empowerment]

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alisha-lola-jones-from-cd-cover-revisedAlisha Lola Jones (@Move_And_Shake) is a PhD candidate in the ethnomusicology program of the Music Department at the University of Chicago. An alumna of Yale Divinity School (M.Div.), Yale Institute of Sacred Music, and Oberlin Conservatory (B.M.), she is the awardee of the 2013 Mellon Dissertation, Tave Teaching, and Martin Marty Junior Fellowships. She is a social entrepreneur with her firm InSight Initiative, Inc. whose ventures are arts based production and empowerment events for high minority and low income communities.

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