My son, Marty, has been getting a lot of attention on the Internet lately for his innovative animation work. One person who noticed was MythBuster Adam Savage, who invited Marty into his personal workshop, called The Cave, for an interview and a little animation fun. Marty was kind enough to invite me along as his amanuensis.
You can see the results on Tested.com, and more of Marty’s animation (he goes by the nom de plume Hombre_McSteez) on Instagram or YouTube.
I love how the deep sense of craft seems to run in the family.
In his 104th cap, [Tim] Howard single-handedly kept the USMNT in the match until the end of their memorable 2-1 loss with a World-Cup record 16 saves. It’s the most in the tournament since 1966, when they started keeping records. “That’s my job,” Howard said in the match’s immediate aftermath. “That’s what I signed up to do. It’s part of it. In these big games against top quality competition the levee is going to break at some point if we continue that. Hats off to Belgium they were fantastic. Oddly enough when you’re in the game you really don’t think about that. You kind of fix the problem and you think you can do it.” (via World Cup: USMNT goalkeeper Tim Howard sets World Cup record with 16 saves vs. Belgium | MLSsoccer.com)
"His grandmother and I are raising him. I worry about putting him into the public school system. I was a teacher for many years. I’ve seen so much confidence destroyed by the standardized system. Every human is born with natural curiosity. I’ve never seen a child who wasn’t inspired. But once you force someone to do anything, the inspired person is killed. I dropped out of school myself in 7th grade. So I know. I taught a GED course for years, so I’ve seen the end results over and over. I’ve seen so many kids who have complexes and insecurities because they were forced to do something they weren’t ready to do, and then they were blamed when they weren’t able to do it. What we call ‘education’ today is not organic. You can’t take something as complex as the human mind, compartmentalize it, and regiment its development so strictly."
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