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Say Yes to Unicycle

From: Salt Institute for Documentary Studies
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This summer, 20-year old Bob Mueller rode is unicycle across the United States. Bob's unicycle trip just was one of many zany feats of his large, eccentric family. Bob and six siblings were raised in a self-schooling household, where each child determines what to learn based on their interests. This piece is a portrait of an extraordinary Maine family and the adventures that self-schooling has taken them on.

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This summer, 20-year old Bob Mueller rode is unicycle across the United States. Bob's unicycle trip just was one of many zany feats of his large, eccentric family. Bob and six siblings were raised in a self-schooling household, where each child determines what to learn based on their interests. This piece is a portrait of an extraordinary Maine family and the adventures that self-schooling has taken them on.

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