Thoughts from our Editor – February 2018 – “All You Need is Love”

IMG_0786I just left my husband. He was lying in a hospital bed, hooked up to an IV, with a steady parade of doctors and nurses in and out of the room, checking his vitals and making notes on their chart.

Before you all nominate me for the Worst Wife of the Millenium, please be advised that he’s on the mend, and he’s in the best possible hands under the circumstances. His fever is down, his various counts are up, and he’s resting, storing up much needed energy.

Meanwhile, I’m back in the office wrapping up the February issue because that’s what I do. Just like the U.S. Postal Service or the Maytag repairman, we at Pennsylvania Bridges put out an issue every month, without fail, come rain or shine, snow or hail, or even in sickness or health. I’m here putting the finishing touches on this edition, checking that all the Is are dotted and the Ts are crossed because – if I don’t – I risk the disappointment of 10,000 plus loyal readers.

You see, unlike most daily newspapers and glossy magazines, we aren’t owned by a large corporation, and while I personally believe some of the finest writers in the field grace our pages, we don’t have a large staff. We don’t have a parent company who dictates what we print or what we don’t. We’re a family owned publication, and we’re controlled by only one aim. As we state in our official motto, we believe media should uplift and inspire. That’s why we only print good news about good people.

Long story short, as my husband often says, when you pick up an issue of our publication, tell a friend about us, or you help us achieve our mission by placing an ad for your business or special event, you can feel secure in the knowledge that you’re supporting a truly local business. We’re owned and operated by people like you who are living and working in the southwestern Pennsylvania region, trying to bring a little positivity to people’s lives.

If you are one of those people – and if you’re reading this, you are – please allow me to thank you for supporting our endeavor. You’re the reason we can continue to exist. This isn’t a lucrative business, but your appreciation makes it an infinitely rewarding one.

Before I go, I’ve been asked by our technology columnist and the aforementioned husband to say Tips from TechBoxz is on hiatus this month due to his health issues, but he plans to be back next month with his continuing series on how to get the most from your Alexa device.

Until next month,

Carla E. Anderton