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November 14, 2007



Awesome post! I never would have thought about the similarities between jam sessions and homeschooling; yet there they are, easy to see. I grew up with music jam sessions on the front porch, in the living room, and even in the barn. There is a generosity, a spiritualism, a sense of shared humanity in the midst of a jam session that is almost tangible. This is a post I need to go back and read a bunch of times because there is so much good stuff to learn. Thanks for sharing this perspective with us.


Gah, too true! I spent my whole schooling looking for this kind of stuff, and only really found it after second year university in math club, conferences, and just hanging around the lounge talking with like minded people. It's really frustrating that it took so long! This is one of the reasons the unschooling philosophy attracts me so much. I hope we can figure out some better ways of shifting more formal education in that direction too.

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Very true. It's unfortunate that most public school students are so preoccupied with modern pop culture that they simple neglect the more important aspects of life. A true liberal arts education is the foundation upon which this type of intellectual curiosity is based. If only more people would engage issues instead of gossip, the world would be a much better place.

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