Water Parks

For those of us with at least four decades of life experience, the concept of the water park is still quite exciting. The first water park in my home town was built in the late 70’s, and it was this huge plexiglass affair that would beat you to death as …

Sparklers

With the Fourth of July only a few days away, my thoughts drift backward in time to the days of my wretched and misshapen youth. Fireworks were street legal where I lived, so everyone would set up lawn chairs and proceed to burn through paper wrapped gunpowder like it was, …

Origami

Origami is a wonderful way to sneak some playtime into your workday. There is something very relaxing about the careful manipulation of paper into some creature or object. I was fascinated by origami when I was very young, but my fine motor skills weren’t really up to the task. My …