Great Ideas!

I love to discover ways that people creatively make life better for themselves and others. Here are two that I just learned about:

Accessible Playgrounds
I just saw a wonderful photo that shows two children in wheelchairs happily playing on a swing swaying back and forth. Someone created a swing set with platforms that children in wheelchairs can roll and attach onto so they can be pushed by an adult or older child. Now they too can experience the joy of swinging! Creative kindness in action!

A Different Angle
The state of California has tried a variety of things to flag underage people who are trying to buy alcohol from harried grocery and liquor store clerks, but none appeared to work very well–until now. And what a simple solution it was! The driver’s licenses for underage people are now printed in portrait format versus the landscape format that everyone elses’ is. Both types of license remain the same size and shape but are now just read from an entirely new angle. Well done!


About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 4 young grandsons. I manage a wealth management firm I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of 23 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and enjoying our small redwood grove and fern garden.
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2 Responses to Great Ideas!

  1. What a great idea with the driver licences, and it is about time there were some playgrounds for children in wheel chairs…………

    • russtowne says:

      Thank you for your feedback. I look forward to seeing what else creative minds come up with that help children with extraordinary physical and mental challenges experience more of the joys of childhood.


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