Category Archives: July 2010

Hype Machine

“He who has a thing to sell And goes and whispers in a well Is not so apt to get the dollars As he who climbs a tree and hollers!” –Unknown This old marketing adage is currently being put to good use by a variety of electronic gadget manufacturers. You can’t turn on the radio, browse the Web, listen to the radio, read the newspaper or watch TV without being pitched iPhones, iPads, Androids, e-readers, and other assorted devices. All … Continue reading

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Heads Up

Thirteen-year-old Zack Lystedt lay on the football field just before halftime, clutching both sides of his helmet; his head had struck the ground while tackling an opponent. He went to the sidelines for the final three plays of the half, but he was back on the field for the start of the third quarter. His life was in jeopardy. At the end of the game, he collapsed on the field and was airlifted to a local hospital. Zack underwent emergency … Continue reading

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How To Catch A Fast-Moving Train

Editor’s Note: This column, “LBWA” (Leadership By Wandering Around), is based on the premise that, in order to find out what’s going on in the field, a parks and rec leader has to leave his or her desk and “wander around” the area of operations, talk to people, ask questions, and kick around ideas with the individuals in the thick of delivering services to the public. So the author will bring up issues and ask the leaders among the readership … Continue reading

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Fighting Odors With Ozone Technology

An unused industrial yard in Colorado recently found new life as (among other things) an organic-mulch storage site. The mulch was purchased by residents who could use it in gardens as a fertilizer and soil protector. Sadly, however, a problem developed at the site that city planners had not anticipated. The mulch had an unpleasant odor; during wind storms, the odor became airborne, resulting in complaints from nearby residents and facilities. One of those complaints came from employees at a … Continue reading

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Get Em Groovin’ To Hip-Hop!

As a mother of two boys, ages 7 and 8, one thing I know for sure is that boys are definitely active! While sports are a great avenue to channel their energy productively, I have found that the activities are also competitive and potentially damaging to self-esteem without constant parental guidance and motivation. I have watched some children on the sidelines of football games who get discouraged quickly if they are not the fastest, most agile players. Youth sports are … Continue reading

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