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June 2007 - Volume 3 - Issue 12




Publisher’s Note

It’s a bird... it’s a plane ... it’s "Lotion Boy!"

Actually, it was a ship, the Caribbean Princess to be exact and "Lotion Boy" would be me (but more about that later.)

It is Sunday morning and we have just disembarked from a one-week Caribbean cruise. The "we" being Carol, myself, my sister-in-law Bobbi, brother-in-law Bob, and Carol’s parents Ralph and Viv. In celebration of Viv’s 80th birthday, we all made the ultimate sacrifice – we ate too much, laughed too much, and then ate some more … lots more!

But, as busy as I was eating, I still had lots of free time, and anyone who knows me – knows I can’t just sit. According to Carol, I’ve got to be shopping or thinking up preposterous new ways to do ordinary chores preferably with electronic gadgets. And so, sitting at the pool, surrounded by 800 sweaty, burning bodies, it came to me. What everyone needs at the pool is "Lotion Boy" — someone to spray those hard to reach spots with the SPF of their choice. Imagine the possibilities. Why it could even be expanded to cooling sprays. So as I sit here working on my prototype "Lotion Boy" tool belt, Carol is looking at me as if I have once more (for the millionth time) lost my mind. But where does the electronic part come in? Well, you wouldn’t want me to wear out my thumb on a manual spray bottle.

But, alas, I guess I’ll have to wait until next year to make my pitch to the cruise lines. In the meantime, help each other with those "hard to reach" places, tell your loved ones when they’ve cooked too long, and have a safe and sunburn-free summer.

I’ll bet Ben Franklin’s wife scoffed at him too.

But on a serious note — my thanks to Coastal Education Institute which was kind enough to invite me to speak at its 2007 Inaugural Commencement and Pinning Ceremony. To all of the graduates who are destined to be tomorrow’s Registered Nurses, my very sincere best wishes!

Charles Felix, Publisher

You can reach Charles Felix at
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