Do they use those little scooters for broken legs (or feet?) in your community too? I see them wheeling around from time to time, sometimes so quickly that I wonder if driving fast and taking chances was what earned the scooter in the first place.

Speaking of teenagers, it’s been a busy week for me, since I’m currently in the midst of teaching at the Art4Teens camp in Shoreline, WA, hosted by the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council. We’re halfway through the week today, and it’s been fun to see what the youngsters have been making during their time so far. Of course, spending all day with fourteen year-olds is making me feel impossibly old. Hopefully I haven’t actually dropped the phrase “when I was your age” on them, but it’s been close! “When I was your age, we didn’t have YouTube.” “When I was your age, wireless was just a mildly antiquated and slightly British phrase referring to radio!” “When I was your age, I had to move irrigation pipe!” I’m pretty sure that the last thing teenagers want to hear about is how young they are, so I’m trying to give them space to be themselves, and let them teach me a thing or two. Today they recommended I watch a programme called “Steven Universe”- perhaps I’ll investigate that at some point this summer. In the meantime, though, I gotta get them to focus on making their pages!