2019/11/14

Last.fm/music: "Jeannie Kendall was born November 13, 1954 in St. Louis, MO."  
Still kicking and, thanks to modern technology, immortal. 
Some other sources give a different birthday. 

2019/10/12

Alma Deutscher, Homeschooled

Homeschooled? How would it work otherwise?

Scott Pelly, "Alma Deutscher, The Prodigy Whose First Language is Mozart", _60 Minutes_, 2019-Aug.-11

"Even the real world is magical. The Deutschers moved to the English countryside to be near a famous school of music. Alma is privately tutored and homeschooled alongside her sister Helen who also knows her way around the piano and the tree house."

2019/10/09

World Champion, Homeschooler

Shanna McCarriston, "U.S. Women's Gymnastics Wins Record-tying fifth Consecutive World Championship as Simone Biles Makes More History" CBS Sports, (2019-10-09)
"The team was led by the now most-decorated female gymnast Simone Biles, who has 15 world championship gold medals with 21 medals total. The Olympian also now has two new moves named after her, one on floor and one on beam, which will be called the "Biles II" and "Biles" respectively, after being the first to ever execute them on an international stage." 

(Wikipedia): "In 2012, Biles switched from public school to home schooling and the change allowed her to increase her training from approximately 20 hours a week to 32, which led to her improved success during the 2012 season. Biles spent all her secondary education as a homeschooler and graduated in the summer of 2015. Biles verbally committed to UCLA on August 4, 2014, announcing her decision on Twitter.[18] She planned to defer enrollment until after the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. In November 2014, Biles signed her National Letter of Intent with UCLA.[19] However, on July 29, 2015, she announced that she would turn professional, forfeiting her NCAA eligibility to compete for UCLA.[20] In January 2018, it was announced that Biles had enrolled at the University of the People to study business administration and become the university's brand ambassador."

2019/07/06

Nanci Griffith, (b) 1953-07-06. Still kicking and, thanks to modern recording technology, ageless.

2019/06/18

Wikipedia: "Patricia Janečková (born 18 June 1998) is a German-born Slovak operatic soprano." 

2017/02/27

She Travels Fastest Who Travels Alone

Homeschooled Hou Yifan, 2651 FIDE, marks 23 years on Earth today (2017-02-27). Olympic skater Kristi Yamaguchi was homeschooled, as was skater Michelle Kwan, after 8th grade. You can add to the list.

2016/12/11

Sunshine!

A link I haven't hit in months provided wonderful news: Sunshine survived the surrender by US President Obama of her country to ISIS. The young woman was a child when she started to blog about life in a war zone (Mosul). Wish her well.