Carol Andrews

The great scientist and humanitarian Linus Pauling once said that the best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas. I believe that the best way to implement a good idea is to have plenty of ideas from which to choose; therefore, I decided to make this column an invitation of sorts.

It’s hard to believe that it’s already been a year since I joined CLP. My first year has been enlightening and rewarding—as well as challenging at times! In my first column, I invited each of you to participate in the magazine by providing ideas for content and by offering feedback, positive and negative. Your response has been tremendous, and some of our best articles have come as a result of your ideas. Over the past year, I welcomed numerous phone calls and e-mails and I considered every comment as I planned each issue. Listing everyone who contributed in some way to each issue would require an entire column, but you know who you are and I hope you know how much you are truly appreciated.

Now, in addition to those who have offered input regularly, I’d like to hear from the many readers who have not provided feedback. What can we do to improve the content of your magazine? Which issues are most important to you and how can we best cover them? In what other ways can we assist you as you strive to do a better job? Also, if you want to preserve those features that are most important to you, let me know what we’re doing right.

Ernest Hemingway remarked that he learned a great deal from listening carefully. So have I, and I’m still listening. Send me an e-mail or a fax; give me a call. I’m looking forward to another year of informative, innovative, and useful content in CLP. I’m certain much of it will be based on your ideas.

Carol Andrews
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