The saddest thing today is the guarded life that our children now live. No longer is Halloween just you and your friends racing around town for the most candy. It's now groups of kids with parents on alert, only a few steps away.
Unfortunately, there is good reason to be hyper-vigilant these days. Yet I'm saddened that the days of "carefree youth" have faded into memory.
As a kid, in the summer I would leave after breakfast and not show up until dinner. I was off playing baseball or riding bikes with my buddies, wherever the wind took us. Now, parents track their kid's every move by the child's cellphone and GPS.