I am now past the half century mark on this earth and am grateful to be a wife, mother, assistant professor of pre-service teachers, reader, writer, listener, ponderer, and thinker-lady.
My real work is paying attention to the world and to those who reside in it with me. It’s slowing down to live a life worth living. It’s resisting the the need to achieve, to rush and to cover more ground. Everything we need is here. Everything surrounding us is our teacher. Every Thing.
I am inspired by poets and guided by their words. Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, William Stafford and Jacqueline Suskin have nudged me to toss a poem a day out into the world. Repeatedly, they remind me,
They don’t have to be good. They just have to be true. (And have a surprise at the end.)
Thank you for being here.