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  • Hill Yeah, San Francisco!

    This is a safe space, so let’s all just admit what we’re thinking: Our legs are on FIRE today. Regardless of everyone’s political affiliation, we’re all feeling the burn. Those San Francisco hills are no joke! And neither is the 2016 NAA Education Conference & Exposition. We hit the ground running yesterday—metaphorically, that is. The conference kicked off with a Living Room Learning...
  • Hell's Kitchen

    Picture someone who knows their way around both a grocery store and a kitchen. Someone who can pick out a handful of ingredients and turn them into something edible. An average adult, really.  Are you picturing them? OK, good. Now picture the exact opposite. That’s me. My cooking struggles are worthy of a documentary—the antithesis of the awe-inspiring “Chef’s Table,” we’ll say. People will watch...
  • Overtime Rule Shows President’s Power Without Congressional Action

    Apartment Industry Advocates,One of the episodes on the old children’s TV program, Schoolhouse Rock, tells us that our nation’s laws are made through the rough-and-tumble legislative process within the U.S. Congress where ideas are posed, debated and if all goes well, a bill emerges that goes to the President. If all goes really, really well, the President signs it. Or, as has been the case a lot...
  • What Should I Do Differently?

    A simple question from a student in a pool class turned into a fantastic discussion recently. The question that opened up the potentially view changing realization was: “My pool inspector is coming tomorrow, what should I do differently?” Not being familiar with local swimming pool code and operations I opened the question up to the class at large. The responses were wide ranging and potentially...

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