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Why blog?

For years I sent “emails home” to interested friends. Later Facebook made it possible to sent albums of travel/work pictures instead. With a blog I can send both, and just to people who want to see and read about these experiences.

I grew up in a small town in Indiana where the most interesting people in my school were the children of Mexican tomato pickers who had settled in our community. I loved to visit them, to watch the mother make tortillas and to listen to the Spanish language. Latin and French were the only languages offered in our high school so I took as much of both as possible. Later, as a sophomore in college, I was a student on the first, the experimental, university aboard a ship that traveled around the world researching a variety of courses in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. I have never looked back.

In Beit Jala, West Bank, after giving a Montessori workshop in Bethlehem

In Beit Jala, West Bank, after giving a Montessori workshop in Bethlehem

One of Dr. Montessori sayings that resonates with me is, I live in heaven. My home is a sphere that travels around the sun. It is called ‘Earth’.

Being a parent, a grandparent, and since 1970, a Montessori teacher (and now consultant, speaker, and writer), has given me the tools to help children, society, and the world.

I promise not to blog too often as I know how it feels to receive too many emails.


EDUCATION
: BA Philosophy, AMI Montessori 0-3, 3-6, 6-12 diplomas, M.Ed
ART: Art classes at several universities, 10 years private oil painting classes, visiting the best art museum in the world to study works in detail
TRAVEL: over 60 countries
PERSONAL:  married, 3 children, 4 grandchildren, and a little online biography I made for my mother in 2009: http://www.michaelolaf.net/mamabio.html

More: education/art website: http://susanart.net/

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