My family did not have much money and I was one of those kids that like projects—so I was constantly building, collaging, sewing, putting on shows and otherwise creating things—with or without my little sister and brother as actors, product testers and guinea pigs. When I was 9 (in 1952!) my mother enrolled me in a program, “Ideas in Motion,” at the local university theater. This was truly a “place for ideas”! We not only made up our own skits and plays, we experimented with everything from splatter painting to creating life-sized totem poles. The people in the program believed that all children are creative and that the creative process could be practiced. We engaged in what would now be called, “metacogntion,” by talking about and appreciating the diversity of our ways of thinking. By age 15 I was “teaching” classes and acting as mentor to other kids (in lieu of the modest $60/year tuition). By the time I was in college, I was paying for my tuition by serving as Assistant Director to the program. This is where I first met the 12-year-old Susie Monday (featured on the front of the book, A Place for Ideas: Our Theater and current co-author for The Missing Alphabet!) I was main contributor to A Place for Ideas (as Cindy Ridgeway). I got my first degree in drama, but knew I did not “think” like an actor—but that I was interested in thinking, creating, and motivation. Over 30 years ago I became a developmental psychologist and have worked diligently with educators of all kinds to become more learner-centered and to focus more on creative thinking. My passion to develop my own projects has never diminished. My colleagues and I hope to leave a legacy to new generations of kids—helping them to find and follow their own passions.