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The Libertarians Are Rooting For Us

There is an article/video extolling the virtues of unschooling over on Reason, the libertarian-leaning web site. While I disagree with some of the article’s portrayal of teachers — and the site’s blanket dismissal of public schools — there are definitely circumstances where unstructured learning fits the needs of a child. …

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I’m Not Quitting, I’m Failing Fast

Well, that didn’t last long. After only seven weeks of coursework in my Data Science program I have decided that it’s not for me. I can rationalize all I want but it basically boils down to the fact that I value my free time much more than I realized.This really …

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Our Home Academy Reveals Its New Coat-of-Arms

Anna made this for us today. Yeah, our school mascot is a tardigrade! They love water and can survive in space! The Fighting Water Bears! Perfect.

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Taking the Plunge

After much thought, I’ve decided it was time to get a more formal education in analytics. I applied and was accepted to Georgia Tech’s online Master of Science in Analytics program this Fall. Classes start on January 8, 2018 — less than four weeks away!

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Pecos is in Tibet

Anna recently sent me a short video that summed up everything I ever loved about comic books and science fiction movies from my childhood: The video discusses how movies and comics build complex “worlds” by including references to other people, places and/or events outside the framework of the current storyline. …

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No Day at the Beach

My wife met Anna over lunch today and snapped this picture of her walking along the shores of Lake Michigan. While it looks idyllic — especially for kids stuck in school — the scene masks several days of struggle as Anna tries to wean herself off her medications. Her symptoms …

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Week 2/3 – Reality Bites Back

This old drawing of Anna’s sums up my feelings after Week 3 … Life is moving so fast and I am so disorganized that it all seems be congealing into one big mess. I don’t feel like I’ve got a handle on Anna’s curriculum and any ideas that I have …