What is the best thing about being 83 years old? So much to write about! So much happening now and in the course of a long life! Starting to write poetry in her late 60’s, Kathleen Hayes Phillips has found great joy in putting words on paper. A widow, mother, grandmother and retired teacher, Katy (as she is called), lives and writes in a senior residence. When not at her desk overlooking a busy Milwaukee street, she is out exploring the old and new in the city that has been home for a lifetime. Adventures. Lately those include traveling to Ireland and New Mexico on her own, to the Door County of her childhood, and Brooklyn to visit a new grandchild. Katy’s poetry and creative nonfiction can be read on line and in many publications, her latest work in Nature’s Healing Spirit, WFOP’s Bramble and The Poets’ Calendar, and Van Gogh Dreams published by Henschell-Haus Publishing. So far the words keep coming and Katy is eager to grab every one of them before they slip away.