Tad Phippen Wente, Port Washington, earned a M.A. in Creative Writing/English from UWM and gains motivation from Iowa’s Summer Writing Festival. She explores connections between child and adult observers negotiating experiences while rarely recognizing the strange mirror on which they dance. Publications include Cream City Review,Energy Review, Verse Wisconsin, and Wisconsin Poet’s Calendars. She experiments with memoir, hybrid, novel, and is a member of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets. Tad taught high school English, Journalism, and Creative Writing for 40 years, advised student publications, and helped found The Étude Schools, where teachers are like artists-in-residence.