Sean's Park is a 2.5-acre park designed for Southern Nevadans with intellectual disabilities.
The first of its kind in the United States, Sean's Park offers those its serves new life-skills. Amenities and learning equipment include a "live" street crosswalk, a way-finding path, moonwalk pad, a full-size bowling lane and shuffle board, arts and crafts area, a solar demonstration station, tuned musical instruments, inclusive play equipment including a wheelchair swing, miniature golf course, and community garden. The park amenities encourage conceptual learning, personal awareness, physical activity and social learning. The park is also adorned with the personal art works of Sean Morrissey for whom the park is named.
Inspired by the land itself, Desert Contemporary design is reaching its highest expression at Ascaya. Desert sun, earth and stone inform every angle and dramatic line. The beauty of the native desert is on full display throughout this unique community. Rather than erecting boundaries designed to keep nature out, desert contemporary architecture honors native beauty by blurring boundaries and bringing the environment into the forefront of the community theme and design.
Our Holiday Seasons typically begin with the lighting of a Christmas tree, house lights, menorah or some other colorful, and sometimes extravagant, display of lights. These lights bring smiles to faces and joy to hearts as we think on what they represent and watch them twinkle on dark cold nights. It is truly a magical time of year. The lighting of our holiday lights seems to always be accompanied by the lighting of something deep down inside each of us. We smile a little brighter, laugh a little quicker, lend a helping hand more freely and are just better people. There are so many ways to light up your world and those who come in your circle of influence. It can be as simple as...
Thanksgiving is really something we should focus on every day of the year, not just a couple of weeks in November. Looking at your world with thanksgiving in your heart will change your life.
Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don't know something,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn.
Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations,
because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge,
because it will build your strength and character.
Be thankful for your mistakes. They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you're tired and weary,
because it means you've made...
I recently heard a retired heart surgeon talk about his pioneering efforts in helping develop the heart lung machine. He attributed much of the success of the development of this life saving machine to the free exchange of information between heart surgeons at the time. Unlike today, when researchers are more concerned about notoriety than helping humankind. Sharing what good you have is never a loss, it always comes back to you tenfold. I came across this Farmer’s Tale that represents this principle well.
There was a farmer who grew excellent quality corn. Every year he won the award for the best grown corn. One year a newspaper reporter interviewed him and learned something interesting about how he grew it. The reporter discovered that the farmer shared his...