Category Archives: Publisher’s Note

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

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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

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Holiday Gifts

Publisher’s Note Every family has its own Christmas morning tradition. At our house, the kids pile up at the top of the stairs while Dad and Mom go down to check that Santa did in fact arrive, turn on the tree lights and get a pot of coffee started. After those interminable five minutes, the kids, now on the bottom step, are released and like hounds after a raccoon, take off running and howling for the family room. Presents are … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, December 2012, Issues, Parks and Rec Business, Publisher's Note | Leave a comment

No End To Creativity

This last month has seen the staff here at PRB (Parks & Rec Business) crisscrossing the country to attend industry trade shows, catch up with readers, introduce many of you to our new ParksNReviews.com mobile app and, of course, find out what new products and services our advertisers have in store for all of us in 2013. Like most years, I’ve come away from the show experience blown away at the creativity and dogged determination both of you (readers and … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Issues, November 2012, Parks and Rec Business, Publisher's Note | Leave a comment

Falling Into Fun

My 5-year-old daughter (with the help of her twin sister) strapped on the speed-and-agility parachute and took off running across the yard. As she ran, she couldn’t resist turning around to see if the parachute was filling with air and, of course, whenever she did, would trip and fall, sprawling out on the ground, arms and legs going whichever way. With a laugh, she’d get back to her feet and do it all over again–to the cheers and encouragement of … Continue reading

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