From One Place To A Better One

From One Place To A Better One

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Editor's Note

In “Ted Lasso,” my favorite show of all time, Ted (the main character) tells a story about his dog Hank. It goes like this:

Well, when I was three years old, I got attacked by our neighbor’s dog. I- I don’t remember it happening, but my mother said it was pretty… pretty scary, you know.

I do remember being afraid of dogs while growing up though. Like, if I was at a friend’s house for a sleepover or something, they’d have to keep their family dog outside, otherwise I’d bawl my eyes out.

Then in high school our neighbor, Mr. Grady, well, his wife passed away. And he was real sad about that, as you can imagine. And he just kinda stopped taking care of their dog. Same one that bit me. His name was Hank.

And so, I started looking after him, you know. Feeding him, taking him on walks, playing fetch, all that fun stuff. Eventually, Mr. Grady’s son moved his dad into a nursing home, and he asked if I wanted to keep Hank, and I was like, “Yeah. Heck, yeah.” And then a year or so after that, we had to put Hank to sleep.

It’s funny to think about the things in your life that can make you cry just knowing that they existed, can then become the same thing that make you cry knowing that they’re now gone.

I think those things come into our lives to help us get from one place to a better one.

Like Hank, our goal here at Parks & Rec Business has always been to help you “get from one place to a better one”—maybe not as dramatically as Hank’s story, but you get the point. Our mission in life since September 1998 has been to help you find ways to grow and succeed.

Beginning in January, we’re taking just that step by moving our sister publication, Camp Business, from a stand-alone publication only available to summer and day camps to also include any parks and recreation agency that also runs day camps.

We’re calling the new magazine PRB+.

The idea is that folks in the traditional summer-camp market can learn from you, and you can learn from them—helping both markets move forward and grow.

We think it’s a neat idea.

I hope you enjoy the new magazine—we think it’s going to be awesome.

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Rodney J. Auth


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