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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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On Doing Half of a 10-Day Silent Meditation Retreat

What is Vipassana? Broadly speaking, Vipassana is an old-school Buddhist meditation technique which translates as “insight into the true nature of reality.” But I’ve always been familiar with Vipassana in a more specific sense, inregard to the 10-day silent meditation retreats offered around the world, free of charge, by the Insight . (This includes room […]

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A Love Letter to my Readers

Dearest reader, You know me, but I probably don’t know you. Maybe you follow my Facebook posts or email newsletters. Maybe you enjoy my books, articles, or podcasts. Maybe you’ve considered sending one of your kids on a trip with me. Maybe you came to one of my talks, yet you and I never talked. I […]

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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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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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