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.
I came across an obituary in the London Times written over two decades ago, but so applicable to the societal state we find ourselves in today with all the regulations, mandates and guidelines imposed in the last few months. It reads: “Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as: Knowing when to come in out of the rain; Why the early bird gets the worm; Life isn't always fair; and maybe it was my fault. Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).
As we go through life’s challenges and experiences, we always have two choices. We can be miserable and complain about the situation or we can look on the bright side and find the good. If there is a yin, there is a yang. If there is wrong, there is right. If there is sad, there is happy. If there is dark, there is light. I’ve found that a little ray of light is always shining, even at the darkest times. Here are a few of the good things that have surfaced over the last two months.
Mother Earth is getting a breather…literally.
People are finding creative ways to check on their neighbors and reach out to others.
Grandpa is figuring out how to work his smart phone.
We are becoming cleaner.
The “rat race” is not quite as fast.
The whole work at home thing is working out quite well.
Business practices are getting more efficient.
Our canine companions aren’t...
During this COVID-19 stay at home order, I seem to be spending more time sitting in front of my computer. Things I used to do outside the office are now done in front of a computer screen. I have noticed an increase in computer related down time reported by our work-at-home employees. I don’t know if the increase in computer crashes is a ratio of the increased time I spend in front of it or if my computer just enjoys messing with me.
At a computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated, 'If FORD had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon.'
In response to Bill's comments, FORD issued a press release stating...