Amanda Dutton, PhD started her association with aaduna back in 2011 when she submitted a piece for the journal to consider. The piece was published and over the years there has been a sporadic but spirited and fulfilling relationship with bouts of disconnection and then joyous renewal. In 2012, as aaduna’s publisher penned E-Viewpoints, a literary interview process that was aligned with a different organization, Ms. Dutton was a well-versed and engaging interviewee. As years flew by, aaduna witnessed her accomplishments through collegial e-mails as she achieved her Master’s degree, inspirational college teaching and then her efforts to successfully earn her doctorate degree. In 2019, she edited work that is now in this issue, and we recognize Dr. Dutton as a guest contributing editor.