I have a sweet story and a thank you. I've been on this wonderful list (Always Learrning) since its first days, and used to write more often. Then I took care of my mom for awhile and didn't write as much. There's a different story in there about how unschooling principles help in other parts of life, and in other relationships, but I'll save that one for another post. This one is about a grown up unschooler.
Julie Sweeney wrote in 2012:
I just got off the phone with my 24 year old. He spent hours upon hours on the computer playing games for years.. and through all that unstructured time on the computer discovered Klingon which led to constructed languages which led to studying linguistics and Shakespeare, which led to Rock Band and learning how to write in their language for local bands to get their songs onto Rock Band for sale, which led to meeting people who play Role Playing Games, which led to new conversation partners about everything in life, which led to meeting his girlfriend (online), which led to learning about gender studies from her college classes, which has led to an interest in the influences of language (linguistics) on shaping culture, which has led to a study of gendered language, which is leading to his writing his own RPG using gender neutral language that can be built online with funding from interested parties, which could lead to....?
Jacki/GoldStandard wrote in November 2008:
Max started college this year in jazz studies, and is in two jazz bands and one fabulous indy-like blues/rock/pop band called "Gita" (www.myspace.com/gitasound). He writes much of the music, the girl writes the lyrics. Okay, so I just went to that site to make sure it was working, and watched the new video they put up, and my son is the guy in the back, and I swear to god that is a joke. He's a very cool guy. Well, I guess that's obvious if you get to the end.
SandraDodd posted - 07/28/2006
Today is the last day I can say "I have three teenagers," because tomorrow Kirby turns 20.
Pam Sorooshian, 11/24/08, on AlwaysLearning:
They're interested in philosophical questions, current events, human events. They work hard on what they find worthwhile to work hard on—Roxana is an accomplished actress who takes her craft very seriously and has finished two years of college with an A average, Rosie has a black belt in Kung Fu and just finished her 5th novel (NaNoWriMo), Roya has a college degree and a challenging and satisfying job running a program for adults with mental disabilities and is also back in school working toward a masters degree in art therapy.