The Freedom of Unschooling: Raising Liberated Black Children Without The ......
By Akilah Richards My daughters Marley, 11, and Sage, 9, are fully immersed in childhood, exploring a variety of places and things and learning to manage relationships among their family and their peers. Our girls are beginning to develop their own unique understanding of the world and their place within it. In many ways, they are typical tweens —fun-loving, curious, magical, moody, and filled with bold opinions on just about everything. But unlike most children their age, Marley and Sage are not enrolled in school, nor are they homeschooled. Instead they—along with my husband Kris and I—embrace an alternative to the traditional adult-to-child learning and living environment of schedules, structures, and schools. Through unschooling (also known as worldschooling or free-range learning) they learn what they want to learn, at their own pace. I’m in the living room standing on my purple yoga mat, half-committed to giving Kemetic Yoga another try. Sage’s big sister, Marley, is not so big on the culinary arts. She’s nestled into the corner of the living room couch, staring at her MacBook, immersed in Shane Smith’s exciting introduction to her favorite documentary TV series, Vice.
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A tribute to architect Michael Graves and the life he built in Princeton -...
(On March 4, I met with Michael Graves to discuss his decades-long career and the life he had built in Princeton, New Jersey. Eight days later, the internationally acclaimed architect and designer died at age 80. The piece is Graves’s final tribute to his beloved town, but it is also my appreciation of Michael Graves, who shared his talents and whimsy with the world but... PRINCETON, N. J. - If American architect Michael Graves documented his projects using the pin-the-destination-on-the-map technique, the world would resemble a pointillist painting. Colorful dots would cover large swaths of Asia, the Middle East, Western Europe, the United States and Disney World. Two points marking the Michael Graves Architecture & Design offices on both sides of Nassau Street. It’s a place where if you need a loaf of bread, you can walk to get a loaf of bread,” Graves said recently. In 1962, Graves, who celebrated his firm’s 50th anniversary last year, chose Princeton as his hometown. Or, more precisely, Princeton chose him. “The university drives the town,” he said. After a two-year academic program in Rome, the Indianapolis native returned to the United States and applied for teaching positions at several East Coast institutions.
Apple And USB: A History Of Adoption, Acceptance, Acquiescence - Fast Company
PCs had parallel ports for printers and PS/2 ports for keyboards and mice. The bulbous computer adopted a then-struggling standard developed by Intel called USB (Universal Serial Bus). In a hint of what was to become the company’s ability to make or break certain technologies, USB would go on to live up to its "universal" descriptor and become the most prevalent connectivity standard in the world. The solid-and-hollow stacked rectangles of its "A" connector now appear in everything from alarm clocks to airplanes. While every Mac since the iMac has included at least one USB port, Apple seemed to increasingly consider it as a necessary check-off item, a nod to compatibility for those who didn’t need or care for superior performance. With its 2. 0 and 3. 0 updates, USB would become ever faster and more widespread, but Apple would try to compete with it using technologies that were developed closer to home. Apple’s first rival to USB was FireWire, also known as IEEE 1394. Developed before USB and particularly adept at transferring the video files of the day, it appeared on many camcorders and Sony VAIO PCs, but saw little support beyond that. But when Apple brought iPod compatibility to Windows, it had to switch to the competitive standard USB 2. Apple also never embraced USB as a standard connector in its phones and tablets.