Category Archives: Publisher’s Note

“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

Seals & Diving Boards

I threw the pink swim bag stuffed with towels, brushes, shampoo, conditioner, and who knows what else over my shoulder and trailed my two bouncing, giggly, 5-year-old twin girls through the swirling snow of the Medina Rec Center parking lot and in the front door for our twice-a-week swim lesson. I say “our” because I am commanded to wear my swimsuit and get to lessons early so we can take a few laps around the “swirly” pool–which you probably call … Continue reading

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

Trees And Inspiration

“One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade.” –Chinese Proverb There’s a part of me that loves chaos, change, and making things happen—even if the reason for making those things happen is just to relieve the boredom of routine. This is not always a good way to operate, but, in my experience, it leads to innovation and energy. It’s why you can enjoy your copy of PRB (or any of our other publications) on your tablet, phone or computer … Continue reading

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

Green Machine

As a child growing up in rural Wisconsin, my next-door neighbor, Little Jeff, got a Green Machine for his birthday. Like the Big Wheel before it, the Green Machine featured a jointed back end that allowed you to race like a bat out of hell up the street, then yank the wheel to the right or left, jam on the back wheel brake and execute a rip-roaring doughnut. It was awesome—and instantly vaulted Little Jeff to best friend status in … Continue reading

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

Happy New Year!

Publisher’s Note In a few short days, I’ll be skiing down to the base lodge at Holiday Valley in western New York to watch fireworks fill the sky as the calendar turns to 2013. It’s one of my favorite times of the year–a night full of promise and hope–and a welcome respite from the rigors of work and parenting. I love watching the fireworks flash in the eyes of my five-year-old twins. I love watching the older kids ski down … Continue reading

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