Publishers Note Dec 2014

Mr. & Mrs. Brian Byers

As I begin writing this month’s Publisher’s Note, the song What a Difference a Day Makes comes to mind.  Reflecting on this past year and the many changes in my lifeI realize how precious our time on this earth is, and how quickly it can slip away. Although I have received many blessings this year…I did not escape the loss of several special friends.  I am also mindful of the fact that not everyone has been blessed with the magnitude of family and friends that I have.

So…my thought for this time of year is to remind all of us—there is little in our lives more valuable than family and friends.  We all have busy lives, but we must take the time to let those special people know we are thinking of them. This morning on the Today Show,  I listened to the vocal group, Straight No Chaser, perform the ‘tongue-in-cheek’ Christmas Love Song, Text Me—reminding me that there are many ways to communicate our feelings to each other.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the women whose friendship and dedication to this paper make it a reality each month—Carolyn Hildebrandt, Editor, Meg Greenwald, Business Development, and Angela Hammersmith, Designer.  Also, as I prepared for my wedding over the past few months, Carolyn and Meg really covered several of my responsibilities.  I am forever in their debt.   

If you would indulge me here, Dear Reader…I would like to acknowledge my talented husband, whose writing collaboration has enhanced my skills…just another passion we share!

Thank you for picking this up, taking a look, and giving it a go. We hope you find something you enjoy and pass it along to a friend.

May your year be complete—by celebrating friends and family during the Holiday Season.  Onward and Upward in 2015!  Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy New Year!

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