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Jeff Stahler for March 28, 2015

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    SKJAM! Premium Member over 4 years ago

    It is at this point he turns out to be deathly allergic to butterflies.

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    ConserveGov  over 4 years ago

    Social Skills will be at a premium for employers in ten years!Or even Now.

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    King_Shark  over 4 years ago

    “You really need to get out there,” mum said, “ampersand exercise something other than your thumbs.”“Who’s Ampersand?” Joey asked. “Does he have any cool video games?”

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    Theodore E. Lind Premium Member over 4 years ago

    I guess you never noticed all of the adults texting, It has become a social skill.

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    Observer fo Irony  over 4 years ago

    The only people good at texting are those who are all thumbs.

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    mikefive  over 4 years ago

    Although I have found texting to be convenient for leaving a message (like a note left on a desk or refrigerator), it’s a huge waste of time to carry on a conversation by texting. Just call whomever and get it over with.

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    ishannon5289  over 4 years ago

    I thought most parents were too paranoid to actually let their children go out side, at least with out massive supervision and safety measures.

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    Comic Minister  over 4 years ago

    Agreed mam.

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    Zen-of-Zinfandel  over 4 years ago

    Wait Tommy! Apply aerosol spray sun-screen foam..

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    Kip W  over 4 years ago

    I use the Swype keyboard, largely because I don’t want to burn out my thumbs, which I need for regular keyboarding and playing the piano, as well as drawing and that other thing.

    Oh, yeah, writing.

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    Kip W  over 4 years ago

    My daughter spends a lot of time gazing at screens, but she also plays two sports and gets good grades. As a congenital reader, I’d like it if she was better disposed toward book reading, but I’ve made my peace with the knowledge that she’s not the same as her mother or me.

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    Dtroutma Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Unfortunately in our current social paradigm of “fear everything, there’s a terrorist around every corner, or just a rapist of kidnapper” this parent would be the exception rather than the rule.

    National parks, and other outdoor opportunities are finding it hard to draw “youth” interested in the natural world. Well, unless you put them on an ATV, in a four wheel drive, or other mechanized and/or “recreation opportunity” that destroys and separates them from that very “outdoor” environment.

    A considerable contributor to the “denier mentality” on cllimate change, and human impacts IS the industry (whether providing fuel or “fun”) profiting from that destruction and fear, and ignorance about the outddors and the natural world, doing everything they can to merchandise fear. Ignorance isn’t their enemy, it’s their method.

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    Wacky Jacky  over 4 years ago

    Tree? A seemingly never ending backyard wilderness?

    Most kids have to make do with an urban wasteland for fun.

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    dflak  over 4 years ago
    Me too. I lived in a neighborhood of tenements about 30 of them to each block. That translated to 600 kids on the street at once. You learned social skills: the hard way.
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    dflak  over 4 years ago

    I have this theory that texting is such an essential social skill that it becomes a necessary part of the courting ritual. Eventually we will become a race of large-thumbed individuals.

    I can see a future where a couple of teenaged boys are hanging out at the malt shop (OK, so I’m dating myself) and a girl walks by and one of them nudges the other and says, “Get a load of the thumbs on her!”

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