We Wish You a Happy New Year

Rob-PortraitThis time of year is notoriously busy — for reasons that can be both sound and silly. The hubbub that surrounds our work and family life can sometimes become overwhelming, and it is easy to let an important obligation slide by.  But I would be remiss if I failed to take just a few moments to offer thanks to you, our readers, for your support over the past year.  Consider this salutation of goodwill as coming not just from me, but indeed the entire Woodworker’s Journal staff.  It is not lost on us that your support is the reason why we are among the most fortunate of folks — not only do we have a job (no small thing in this economy), but we have some of the best jobs around — putting out a woodworking magazine, eZine and website.  Speaking personally, there is nothing I can think of that would be more satisfying than what I do every day.  And the attention of those I call the Journal’s faithful is the key to all that.

So please accept our thanks for your historic support and our best wishes for the year to come. I am not one of those folks who think that the good old days exist only in the past — I am a certified optimist about the future. My hope is that 2010 will be the most providential of years, and that when I look back from this vantage point next year, I will be even more thankful for you and the opportunities that you have afforded me and my staff.  Have a safe, happy and productive new year!

Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal

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About Rob Johnstone

Rob Johnstone has been part of Woodworker's Journal's since 1997, becoming editor of the print magazine in 1998 and editor in chief in 2007. He began woodworking at age 13 in his family-owned cabinet shop and, as an adult, trained to become an accomplished luthier. He eventually opened his own cabinetry and custom fine woodworking business. Rob has brought many of the most well-known authors in woodworking to the Journal's pages and introduced Woodworker's Journal Online Survey. When, in his free time, Rob isn't woodworking, he enjoys hunting for sharp-tailed grouse with his bird dog, playing music and/or listening to his son's rock band and cooking on his high-tech stove.

2 thoughts on “We Wish You a Happy New Year

  1. Hi good evening from a very sunny South Africa.I believe that half of America is buried under snow at this stage;how we would just like to have a bit of snow here this time of year,especially by Christmas!!I just hope it don’t get to dangerous;I have an aunt that stays in Colorado and I would dread it if something would happen to her and her husband(an American!),they had been living in several parts since the late seventies.

    I just want to thank you for a wonderful website and blog;unfortunately we are way behind you people,and I just love picking up the woodworking magazines from America as well as the websites,but so far this one is the best,especially with the free woodworking plans.Please continue the good work,and may 2010 be a wonderful and prosperous year for you and all our readers and web visitors.

    See you in South Africa at the 2010 soccer World Cup!


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