The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise.” If it was true when Socrates said it back in whenever, it’s been the running theme of cane shaking disapproval of whatever generation’s coming next. Kids these days with their fidget spinners and their Garbage Pail Kids, their obsession with Howdy Doody, always rolling that hoop down the street and watching the steamboats go up river. Lazy headed dreamers, when we were their age we were twice their age…and their music is just noise.
Today Race Boss Daniel Evans talks to Team North2Alaska, the Port Townsend area team of four young men between 17 and 21 (and a brave, proud father) who built an aluminum boat along traditional lines then sailed it to Alaska. Beyond the obvious impressive of that, the interview cracks the door on the dynamics of assembling a crew- none of them had all of the skills so they found the people who did. Our favorite: while they built a sailboat, neither Henry nor his dad knew how to sail so they relied on an 18 year old to show them.
North2Alaska, this generation’s clap back and today’s Daily Fix