Jeff Till’s Five Hundred Years

Podcast: On Obligation and Duty: Tyranny of the Alarm Clock

Here a new podcast on Obligation, Duty and striving for personal freedom.  It’s a long one at almost two hours, but there’s some fun and interesting stuff in it.  It starts with some Ayn Rand, touches into Steve Martin and Peter Gibbons, goes into and then leaves Price Waterhouse, ditches my wife’s book club, takes a nap, sleeps in, does a little Harry Browne, worries about doing what you love, and features Dave.. Read More

Talking about home education

This is the last bit of book not yet posted on the site.   I think you’ll find that most people you encounter, even close family members, will reject home education without giving it a second’s thought. If they begin to even sniff some of the reasons why you may find school to be bad, they’ll become hostile and defensive. This is because, in all likelihood, they know the truth about school in.. Read More

Home Education: How to get started and the Decision Checklist

Here are the final two chapters of my book “Rise Above School“   Since you are making the most important decision of your child’s or children’s lives, you should have a purposeful and thoughtful plan of action. You can take any course you like, but I recommend making it somewhat formal. Understand that you may be doing the hard work of reversing your own indoctrination and your spouse’s as well. Listed below are.. Read More

Rescue your children from school

This is the first two chapters of my new book “Rise Above School”   Rescue your children from school If you love your children; if you are concerned about their happiness; if you want them to grow up being smart, educated and capable, if you want them to become unique, positive forces in the world, if you want them to escape the worker/soldier mentality, then you must take them out of school.  .. Read More

My New Book: “Rise Above School”

    I wrote a book!  It’s on making the decision to home educate. Buy it on Amazon   Buy it on Kindle 100% of the content is either already on or will be on this blog, so if you’ve read this site, there is no reason to buy it unless you want the hard copy or support the site. Choosing how you will educate your children is probably the biggest decision you.. Read More

Wealth Inequality: Death is the Ultimate Poverty

New podcast! This one is an analysis of wealth inequality and questions whether we should reject it or embrace it. Originally titled “Catch up to the rich: wealth inequality and toilet paper” it takes a consumption-specific approach to understanding the necessity of wealth inequality. Note: I’m not sure this is my best work and it doesn’t start making the point until about 30 minutes in. Another note:  I forgot to readdress the YouTube.. Read More

I’m in a book! Unschooling Dads

  A new book is out on unschooling dads and my contribution is in it! Check it out and buy a copy. I’ll be posting my submission as a blog here some point soon as well as some of the new material in a book I’m writing. Unschooling Dads Twenty-two Testimonials on Their Unconventional Approach to Education Edited by Skyler J. Collins Buy it on Amazon   Here’s Skylar’s site: http://www.everything-voluntary.com/   Here’s my.. Read More

Book report: Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

New podcast!  In this episode, I review and give my thoughts on Napoleon Hill’s 1937 classic “Think and Grow Rich”.   I give some general thoughts on what I thought about the book, review and provide commentary on his 13 steps to riches, try to make sense out of “sexual transmutation”, and review my favorite section of leadership traits.  Special guest voice: Mr. Hill himself!  Also, the closing music is sung by Dave.. Read More

Tara reflects on The Complete Case for Home Education

Unschooling bloger Tara from Wyoming has written and posted a very nice personal extension based on a few arguments I made in my Complete Case for Home Education.  She suggests another one “The argument for eating what and when you want” that perhaps I’ll write up (or just steal hers). Enjoy! http://www.unchartedwatersunschooling.com/?p=175