I hope everyone had the chance to enjoy last month’s blog. If you missed it, you can read it here. This month has been a pretty busy one. We are really hard at work with all that is going on with the ArtsBot.
I attended a conference earlier this week that took place in Newport, Rhode Island. It’s only a few hours away, so I opted for the train. I booked myself on an 11:00 am train and arrived at Penn Station at 10:30am. That is plenty of time to get make the train. Upon my arrival, I learn there is a power outage in the tunnels. This resulted in train cancellations and delays. Imagine, a train station full of stressed out, irritated New Yorkers. (Not a pretty site). When these things happen, it’s big news. So who comes with the “NY1 Breaking News Team” to Penn Station? None other than my darling daughter, Margot, who is a summer intern. I was interviewed for the news by my own daughter. Now how awesome is that?
When I finally got one the train, I sat next to a 17- year old girl, who was on route to Boston. She pulled out a coloring book and colored pencils from her bag. It was music to my eyes, my ears and my heart that she was engaged in a screen free activity. I even asked her if I could take her picture. After seeing that, I am feeling that there is hope to reduce screen time and engage in creativity no matter what age.
Until next time,