Ann Brockette, although analytical by nature and drawn to the creative aspects of philosophy, has been most attracted to opportunities to use creative thinking in the service of others. A promoter of teamwork and democratic dialogue, she formulated an idea for bringing an entire community together by producing Sophocles' Oedipus Rex as a musicalÑproduced and performed by the faculty, students and staff of Jesuit College Prep (Dallas, Texas). Dr. Brockette has always been interested in creative writing. She wrote school songs in high school, enrolled in every creative writing class offered at her college, and served as poetry editor of Ethos, the literary journal. As an English teacher, she continued to produce poetry and short stories. When an opportunity to design a writing curriculum for adult learners arose at Amberton University (Garland, Texas), she incorporated creative writing into the course work and found avenues for publishing student work. She has combined Polaroid emulsion images with poetry and has self-published I AmÉ Revelations in the Midst of Life. Her latest venture has been writing memoirs. Her blog, Now-and Then, uses current events as avenues into memories of childhood, marriage, children and friends. Dr. Brockette is the executive director of the Surface Design Association, an international community dedicated to the art and practice of textiles arts. With more than 3800 members, the organization's mission is to promote awareness of surface design and to educate its members and the public about the techniques, materials and innovative applications of surface design to fibers and fabric.