The Russian sent me this the other day. I watched it and thought to myself “homeschooling hackschooling makes a lot of sense”, especially with my job. Hmmmm…

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” ~ John Lennon, Musician (1940 – 1980)

Great TEDx talk by Carnegie Mellon student Stephen Tonti about his journey with ADHD and his belief that our society needs to do a much better job of recognizing cognitive diversity. I especially appreciate his emphasis on what a HUGE role parents and teachers play in helping kids with ADHD either succeed and soar, or struggle miserably through their entire youth and often beyond. A great reminder that while there is no way to get rid of ADHD, people who have it can lead incredibly exciting, creative and productive lives if cognitive diversity is embraced and accommodated!

I’ve been a fan of Mike Rowe’s show “Dirty Jobs” for some time now. So much so, that I made a video trying to entice Mike to feature me on his show. I know, I know! My job’s not really THAT dirty, especially compared to some of the jobs featured on the show (Chinatown Garbage Collector, anyone? Or how about Avian Vomitologist?? Monkey Caretaker??)

So recently when I stumbled upon this interview with Mike Rowe, I had to watch it. It’s pretty long, 40 minutes, but it’s fascinating. He has some really interesting ideas and thoughts about entrepreneurship, success, the skills gap and why FOLLOWING your passion is a bit of a misnomer and that you should instead BRING your passion with you. Well worth a watch!

Recently stumbled on this video on Youtube and loved it! Not only is it well put together and creative, but its message is also right on as far as the role that ADD’ers play in this world. Very inspiring! Thanks to Andrea of The Art of ADD for conceiving it and putting it out for us to enjoy and share!

If you’ve spent any time at all on this blog, you already know how I feel about LEGO! (I’m not paid to endorse LEGO, but I probably should be!) Anyway, here’s LEGO’s newest ad and it’s pretty great! I hope they make one where they feature a daughter instead of a son, though….