Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.
~ Maria Montessori
Born on August 31, 1870: The Italian educator Maria Montessori initially trained as a doctor, which was nearly unheard of for women at the time. She later studied psychology and developed her theories of
early childhood education, which she put into practice with her Casa dei Bambini schools.
Montessori education continues to be popular around the world.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
This is my favorite time of year. I love decorating the house and spending too many hours watching sappy holiday movies. My all-time beloved holiday movie is White Christmas staring Bing Crosby. The family favorite is National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation with Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo. I start the day after Thanksgiving, while setting up the tree and decorations, with White Christmas, and as a family we finish with Christmas Vacation. Oh, and I don’t cook this day either. Who needs to cook when you have delicious Thanksgiving feast left overs? I live for this day.
Ah, writing. It’s happening, but very slowly. My new story takes place in Minnesota, and I’m using some actual St. Paul locations, mixed in with the fictitious as well. The south metro area will be represented, and you’ll get to send your mind on a Caribbean cruise for few chapters. So far my critique partners like this story and the characters and are looking forward to seeing the book develop.
During this month, Texas Two Step is on an excerpt tour for two weeks. Some hostesses may write a review for my release. The organizers, Goddess Fish Productions, are handling all the details for me. I am giving away a gift card to one lucky commenter from the tour. I hope you stop by one, several or all of the stops and leave a comment for your chance to win. You can click here to see a list of when and where I’ll be for the tour. You will have the two weeks to stop by any of the tour stops to see what excerpt they shared and if the hostess wrote a review.
Wishing each and every one of you a safe and happy holiday season!
PS – Here’s a picture of this year’s village and the building I painted. My mom bought this for me for my birthday. The only items I did not paint are the church and carolers on the top shelf on the left.
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