School is out. Summer is here. It's time for a break. It's time to slow down, sit on the porch, sit on the stoop or sit in a folding chair at the beach.
Vacation does not have to take place in a far-flung corner of the world, although those can be stimulating. Stimulating, not necessarily restful.
In 2016 North Baltimore, it seems to me that some summer rest is needed. Adults and children go quite a clip most of the year. Many adults have long working hours, well beyond eight-hour days with additional responsibilities at children's schools, in religious organizations and in a host of Baltimore nonprofits.
With increased hours that adults work, their children's lives have...