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July 2017 - Volume 14 - Issue 1

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Publisher's Note

 As far as I'm concerned, "whom" is a word that was invented to make everyone sound like a butler.
- Calvin Trillin
 
I’m often asked how Carol and I have stayed together for more than 46 years not only as a married couple, but for the last 14+ years as co-publishers as well. Quite simply, neither one of us is too confrontational nor too concerned with always being right or in my case, usually wrong. With desks situated a mere 5 feet apart without benefit of partition, we both learned pretty quickly that there’s a vast difference in hearing and listening. While Carol might hear me constantly on the phone or mumbling to myself, she rarely registers the content, so I’ve learned to clue her in on the important stuff and not take for granted that she’s hanging on my every word … with one major exception … my grammar or punctuation. I can be at the other end of the house, but let me utter “for all intensive purposes” instead of “for all intents and purposes” or “heigth” instead of “height,” and she’s suddenly listening!
 
And aside from sitting in such close proximity, we also are under visual assault from the many, many signs that Carol has collected over the years. The largest in the room is “The only thing more overrated than natural childbirth, is the joy of owning your own business.” But perhaps the one most apropos for us is “Apparently There Is Nothing That Cannot Happen Today.” Sometimes all you can do is laugh.
 
Although being married to your business partner may be considered “Risky Business,” the forecast for SFHN&HR is bright!

You can reach Charles Felix at Charles@southfloridahospitalnews.com

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