Heart of Hialeah

September 6, 2011

One of the highlights of working on Parks & Recreation magazine is visiting actual parks. Not parks in theory, but parks in practice, doing all of the things that parks do for their communities. Senior Editor Maureen Hannan wrote about Read more

Five Things I Now Know about Obesity in America

July 20, 2011

Not long ago my colleague Phil Hayward and I tackled a series of case studies for an editorial supplement on how parks are helping in the fight against obesity. We interviewed park leaders in two cities in Florida, an M.D. Read more

Seasons of Hunger: 50 Days

June 27, 2011

When District of Columbia school officials make their crack of dawn decisions about closing school on a snowy winter days, they must consider whether conditions are bad enough to warrant citywide hunger. For many children across our nation’s capital, one Read more

A Place at the Table

May 3, 2011

There’s a school of thought in physics that the era of great discoveries by individuals – the Newtons and Einsteins, if you will—has passed. Current knowledge is so complex and so voluminous that the only way forward will be through Read more

Nothing But the Facts

March 25, 2011

Every month it is my responsibility to compile the “factoids” that appear in the magazine. The idea of having a regular compilation of numbers based facts relating to a particular theme stems from the famous Harper’s Index—and I tend to Read more

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