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Meet Michael Andrew, a 16-year-old homeschooled and trained professional swimmer with Olympic potential

If all goes to plan, 16-year-old Michael Andrew of Lawrence will one day be wearing Adidas logos while he piles up Olympic gold medals and becomes America’s next great swimming ambassador — the Next Michael Phelps, perhaps. And if all goes to plan, the Andrew family will silence a litany of doubters and skeptics, proving their way — a homeschooled education, a two-lane training pool in the backyard and a household structured around born-again Christianity — was the right path all along.

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Cindy Hoedel

No air conditioning is no problem

This is my third A/C-free summer, and I don’t think I could return to the refrigerated home life. It’s a choice, not a hardship. The first July in my no-central-air house, a friend gave me a window unit for the bedroom. I installed it, never used it, and took it out again. To me, kicking the A/C habit feels liberating, not limiting.

 
 
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