I am a single-mom and a professor. In the midst of a cartoonishly hectic schedule with my girls, I want to cultivate a life of gratitude. And few things on earth bring me more gratitude than poetry. It facilitates an engagement with those micro-moments of daily life that might otherwise pass us by. Someone once called this the “gift of noticing.” I call it grace. And it’s divine. I’d like to use this blog to notice and be grace-filled and grace-giving. And, I’d like to celebrate the gift of finally having the courage to put my name on poems and share them. To this end, I will post any publishing news on my “works” page. To God be the glory!