Two truths and a lie

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I haven't had a chance to write up the art pen pal post for you yet, and we have art group this morning that I need to go prepare for. So instead, here's a little game for you today, just for fun. You get to guess which is the lie.

  1. I've flown a plane.
  2. I got Malaria in Africa.
  3. I dropped out of high school.

Okay, here's the answer.

I dropped out of high school after 10th grade, inspired by The Teenage Liberation Handbook: How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education by Grace Llewellyn.

I flew an airplane once. Sort of. My mom signed me up for a flying lesson for my 16th birthday. During the lesson, the pilot let me take the controls for a significant portion of the flight.

I studied in Africa (Madagascar) during my junior year in college, however I never got malaria. So the lie is #2.


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  1. says

    I think you finished high school. At least, it would be funny if the other two were true because I had a bad fever in another country (Dengue) and flew an airplane. They don’t have quite the same flight safety regulations in Panama that they do here! :)

  2. says

    The first time I read The Teenage Liberation Handbook, I wanted to be able to go back in time so that I could leave school! I have a copy of it right next to me, one of my teenagers has been reading it. No school here!

  3. Eden says

    I’d love to hear from teenage liberation folks how they convinced colleges to accept them, especially community colleges. It’s a very interesting read – I would have fit in very well with this if I had known it existed in high school. I find that the past 6 years have been me undoing my institutionalization and finding my passions to learn and grow in. Does anyone have any recommendations on where online I should start with this, or someone who would assist me with their tale? :)