Open Forum (8/18-8/24)

By Dave Fratello | August 18th, 2008
With our newest open thread here, we're hoping for the occasional rave on the joys of MB.

Your blog author recently spent some time with a director of a local nonprofit that provides afterschool and Summer programs for youth from some of the tougher parts of our local area.

On a day trip to the beach, the director was astonished to find that 4 out of 5 teens he was working with had never seen the ocean. Most lived within 6 miles of the beach.

Many of us here raise our kids at the beach. If anything, we might worry that we don't go often enough, or maybe that the kids aren't interested in surfing at a young enough age. And of course, we take our coastal climate for granted.

But, yes, we are very lucky.

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