Thursday, April 7, 2011
For The Kids
Driving around big cities and small towns you see almost no kids out playing. People my age say that it's because their parents are afraid they'll be kidnapped. But if kids wanted to be outside, they'd find a way to get around their all too indulgent parents. No, kids just want to to be looking into a screen, a pool of light. And that may be all right. This may be the next stage in our evolution. Just a milllenia ago the old folks were saying to one another, "You never see kids out spearing squirrels anymore."