I met with Baylor University professor Tyler Horner again. He said adolescents today are flooded with choices around computer technology, television choices, other entertainment options… And in all this they have the luxury of (and time for) tremendously self-focused teenage angst, if you will. Professor Horner said that during the 1950s, for instance, a majority of teens had fewer choices and often entered into the work world much quicker. As a result, they had to “grow up way quicker,” said Professor Horner… Later in the day, I gave a talk to a group of Baylor University professors. I said as president I’d work stridently to stop violence in our inner cities. Some eight youths are killed by gun violence in these cities — every day… The next day I met Bryan Arispe and his family. Great people. We had lunch together in a park at Waco. Arispe is an expert woodworker and helped build former President George Bush’s house at his ranch in Crawford, Texas. He said the window frames were imported from Europe… The next day we stopped at Heritage Farm in Elm Mott, Texas. Operated by Heritage Ministries, the people here live in Christian community and practice the old fashion crafts of blacksmithing, weaving, plowing with draft horses… “These are homesteading skills and crafts that take place in a plexus of relationships with creation and creatures,” they say. “The notion of work solely for profit is a product of secularization. (Our lifestyle) is not ramanticized nostalgia… It is an exemplary Christian existence.” …From Heritage Farm, we then visited World Hunger Relief Inc., also in Elm Mott, Texas. Here World Hunger’s Dale Barron said to us that America withholds (overeating, spending money on non-nutritious junk food and beverage, throwing good food away…) a tremendous amount of food from the world. World Hunger Inc. is a teaching farm. People come here to intern from all over the country, said World Hunger’s David Cole. They learn about sustainable, low-tech farming practices, then go on Third World missions, and the like.