In his latest essay for Style magazine, Christopher Corbett, professor of the practice of English, reminisces about the unstructured summers of his youth. “Most days were spent risking life and limb crossing railroad trestles or scaling vacant buildings,” he remembers.
Corbett also laments the fact that today’s children do not have the same freedom that he enjoyed. “Today, there is no time for wet cement, no time for disturbing hives… The summer these children know is not the summer of not so long ago. I fear adults have plainly ruined the season,” he says.
The essay, “Time Change,” appeared in the July-August issue of Style magazine.