Gene Bowlen of Port Republic plays acoustic music and loves the musical "pot luck" aspect of performers' get-togethers. He built a recording studio in his back yard to better catch the spirit of the sound.
What can you do with an art history major? Long-time school guidance counselor and college administrative staffer Margee Greenfield became a freelance college admissions advice-giver when she saw a need. Funding cuts to school budgets increased guidance counselor workloads and decreased the one-on-one attention they could give.
Trisha Brown Leweke says maybe Steve Jobs or J.K. Rowling wouldn't have grown up so imaginative if they were schooled in a No Child Left Behind curriculum. She values daydreaming and she feels that an overemphasis on standardized test scores blunts students' creativity.