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SEAN'S PARK

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.

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OCTOBER 2020

With the holiday shopping season coming quickly upon us and with most of our shopping being done online, I thought you might like to know the real story of how the internet started. Enjoy!

 

In ancient Israel, it came to pass that a trader by the name of Abraham Com did take unto himself a healthy young wife by the name of Dorothy.

 

And Dot Com was a comely woman, large of breast, broad of shoulder and long of leg. Indeed, she was often called Amazon Dot Com.

 

And she said unto Abraham, her husband, "Why dost thou travel so far from town to town with thy goods when thou can trade without ever leaving thy tent?"

 

And Abraham did look at her as though she were several saddle bags short of a camel load, but he simply said, "How, dear?"

 

And Dot replied, "I will place drums in all the towns and drums in between to send messages telling about...

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SEPTEMBER 2020

When life gets difficult and it seems like everything is going against you, it becomes easy to lay blame on someone or something else. You may compare yourself to others who appear to be better off than you and then blame them for your perceived lack. There will always be someone with more than you, no matter who you are. I believe we all have challenges, trials and just unpleasant things we have to go through. If we start to compare our problems with someone else’s problems, we will soon walk away and be perfectly content with our own issues.

 

Dan Crenshaw, is a former Navy Seal and member of Congress, lost an eye and was almost totally blinded by an IED explosion in Afghanistan. In his book Fortitude, he explains that whether a trial is an obstacle, or an opportunity depends on the story we chose to tell ourselves.  He broke his leg in BUD/S training to be a seal and had to do it twice, lost his mother to cancer, and was left nearly blind in the IED explosion.  He explains...

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AUGUST 2020

I recently came across the term “Green Time” referring to spending a little time each day to take in nature. There are physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits of having consistent one-on-one time with Mother Nature. The studies are abundant, and I won’t bore you with the data, but even just 20 minutes outside every day is profoundly beneficial to your well-being. Even looking out a window at nature speeds up and aides the healing process.

 

As I write this, I’m sitting in my dark and slightly warm home office with the blinds closed. NV Energy has bombarded me with emails, texts and phone calls asking to reduce energy during the heat wave. Close your blinds, turn off your lights, turn up the AC, turn off your pool pump, don’t charge your electric vehicle, help save energy the messages said. All good things I can do to contribute to the greater good. But, even after...

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