First heard S.T.S. on The Roots’ How I Got Over album and I was sold. Originally a beat poet, he brings that wit along with the more “traditional” hip-hop that I grew up with (which is probably why I like him). In the video above, he really nails it around 2:51. He’s got a few mixtapes out there that are worth checking out too, especially The Illustrious.
I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about our unschooling adventure. “How’s homeschooling going?” people ask, not realizing (or remembering) the difference. And what’s struck me is how strongly I feel the need to explain what we’re doing and how it’s going, as if to provide enough detail to justify the whole thing—and sometimes, I realize, it’s as much to convince and reassure myself.
After each interaction, I take a step back and question it. What am I trying to prove? Why not just say, “great!” and move on? I feel a responsibility to not only be honest, but to be specific, and I’m not entirely sure why. It’s partly due, I’m sure, to the fact that in my circles, education is a big deal and I wouldn’t want those around me to think it’s something we’re taking lightly. And of course, so many of us were raised in a traditional public or private school setting, that the idea of homeschooling, not to mention unschooling, is murky, uncharted territory.
Earlier this year, I made a sort of vow to blog more often and zero out my article reading list (which mostly lives in Pocket). A friend on Twitter quickly replied, “Good luck.” I was undaunted though and set out to tackle these unrelated goals.
Led Zeppelin! On xylophones! By middle schoolers! What’s not to love? Well, if it sucked, then yeah, but these guys are on it and it’s a decent arrangement. Give it up for the Louisville Leopard Percussionists.