Category Archives: Publisher’s Note

Crash Course Cover-Up

It was the winter of 1984 and all the kids on my street were hooked on the Winter Olympics. Each night we tuned into whatever event the network was showing and spent the rest of our non-school hours hosting our own Olympic program in the fields and frozen streams of our Wisconsin home. Of all the “events” we competed that fateful winter, my favorite, by far, was the Wisconsin Bobsled Race. All the kids on my cul-de-sac and my siblings … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Issues, Parks and Rec Business, Publisher's Note, September 2013 | Leave a comment

Top Ten: PRB Style

Due to my wild success with my first Pub Note, my dad decided to have me write a sequel. Obviously, none of that is true, my dad is just getting lazy and is passing the buck to me. So here it goes – the Top Ten things I learned as a seasonal employee in the parks department this summer. 10. When you are on trash duty, always volunteer to drive. 9. Do not drive trucks on the grass if it … Continue reading

Posted in August 2013, Parks and Rec Business, Publisher's Note | Leave a comment

That Summer Job

When my dad said that I had to get a summer job, I immediately thought of something like flipping burgers at McDonald’s and did not warm up to that image. Thankfully, he suggested applying for a job at the parks department lining baseball fields. I exhaled, thankful that I was not stuck with the alternative. Turns out, I was in for a bit of a surprise. First off, I had to apply and go to an interview. It was the … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Issues, July 2013, Parks and Rec Business, Publisher's Note | Leave a comment

A Nudge In The Right Direction

It was early March, nearing the end of our ski season, when my wife got the call. My oldest daughter was crying and screaming. My son was lying on his back at an awkward angle, unconscious. She thought he was breathing, but couldn’t be sure. I hung up, called ski patrol and jumped in the car with my father-in-law and wife. We reached the base of the hill in time to see my son strapped motionless to a sled pulled … Continue reading

Posted in June 2013, Parks and Rec Business, Publisher's Note | Leave a comment

“A Park Runs Through It”

Our workload has increased a bit here at PRB lately, so to clear my head, I grabbed my lunch and headed uptown to Reagan Park for a short lunchtime stroll through the greening landscape that is spring here in Ohio. As I walked, I found myself standing behind the backstop of Reagan #3—a small baseball diamond geared towards kids just transitioning from T-ball to coach-pitch and kid-pitch teams. Instantly, I was drawn back to a humid August night, August 5 … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Issues, May 2013, Parks and Rec Business, Publisher's Note | Leave a comment