I was watching a kid at my school doing some pretty amazing things with—are you ready for this??—a yo-yo!! It was eye-popping cool! Not just because of his skill, but because it was so retro as to be, not just “low-tech”, but “no-tech”. (Never mind that the toy cost $150; that’s just wrong.)
I’m waiting breathlessly for the return of the hulu-hoop…but no personal videos will be posted for readers’ enjoyment.
If there is one thing that our technological advances have done to us, it’s the removal of a sense of awe from our children. Not our younger ones, the little guys not yet totally exposed to the marvels of their i-phones, i-goggles, and whatever other virtual realities are bombarding their brains. But certainly by the time I get them in middle school, it takes quite a Continue reading