Susan Matt has a good antidote for all of those anti-youth “failure to launch” stories about helicoptering parents and overly-dependent young adults.
I was wading in the New River this weekend when I got an automated email message saying my web site was down. The New River is huge and ancient. It’s the third oldest river in the world. And it’s been in my metaphorical back yard for about eleven (non-continuous) years, but this weekend was the first time I had actually ever touched the water while it was still in the actual river.