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The Art of Self-Directed Learning

Tells Peak Press, 2014

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Better Than College

Tells Peak Press, 2012

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College Without High School

New Society Publishers, 2009

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How to Live Nowhere

A short online book, 2016

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Recent Blog Posts

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2018 in Review

Welcome to my annual year-in-review post, where I answer the question: “Where exactly have you been, Blake?” It was another whirlwind year. Are you ready? I’m ready. Here’s the story. Germany & West Coast USA In January I found myself in Deutschland for love. This was an intense and magical period, filled with wintery bike rides, inscrutable […]

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In Praise of the Low-Income, High-Purpose, High-Freedom Career

While considering where to take my career at age 36, I consistently find myself balancing three factors: Income, Purpose, and Freedom. In this blog post I share the notes I’ve written to myself on this subject. The Three Scourges of Modernity In developed western countries, I think many of us suffer from: Owning too much […]

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Trip Report: The Sierra High Route (Part 2)

August 25th, 2018: My friends Julie, Fred, and I just finished hiking 140 miles of the Sierra High Route. This is second half of the report. Here’s the first half. Warning: Very long post with lots of pretty pictures! Recommended viewing on a larger screen. Quick recap of the first half: The Sierra High Route […]

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Select Appearances

USA Today (April 21, 2013)

Interview with JobMonkey (February 15, 2013)

Interview with Patrick Farenga part 1 / part 2 / part 3 (January 9, 2013)

Life Learning Magazine (Nov/Dec 2012 issue)

New York Times mention of Zero Tuition College (November 30, 2012)

Daily Edventures (November 9, 2012)

Wired.com GeekMom (July 3, 2012)

Living the Unschooling Life interview (March 10, 2012)

No Beaten Path (February 9, 2012)

Unschool Examiner (April 7, 2010)

MacLean’s (October 15, 2009)

Converge Magazine (Sep 21, 2009)

Everyday Learning Magazine (Sep 3, 2009)

Self Made Scholar (Jul 20, 2009)

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