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Blake Boles

Why are You Sending Your Kids Back to School?

Fall 2020 may be the perfect time to embrace full-time self-directed learning. This fall, many schools may require part-time or full-time remote schooling, leaving parents in the same tricky situation as they found themselves in the spring. Balancing the demands of remote schooling with a full-time job is a stretch for some—and downright impossible for […]

How to Take a Self-Directed Pandemic Gap Year in 2020-21

As more colleges consider closing their campuses in fall 2020, more students are considering the possibility of taking a gap year. This makes perfect sense, since “virtual college” would be underwhelming, even at a discounted tuition rate. A significant part—perhaps the most important part—of the college experience comes from the communal experience of living and […]

The Bike Trip

At the beginning of 2020, I found myself with: five months of unexpected free time a light workload (finishing my new book) that I could accomplish from anywhere with an internet connection sufficient savings to comfortably lead a low-budget lifestyle for half a year the need to reflect on my career, relationships, and other Big […]

The Story of My New Book

The Kickstarter campaign for my new book, Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School?, has launched! This is your chance to pre-order the book at a discount while also helping me pay for the editing, design, and other professional services necessary to turn my 60,000-word manuscript into a high-quality paperback, e-book, and audiobook. I […]

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