Editor's Letter- July/August 2020


Editor’s Letter

A New Look—In More Ways than One


Raise the curtains! Drum roll, please! Here’s the brand-new Pond Boss magazine! New look, great content, and smoother flow! We’ve been planning and working on our new look for the better part of a year. Giant kudos to Rob Hudgins at 50/50 Design for his fresh ideas and commitment to make us better. As we start our 29th year of publication, we want to celebrate with you, our readers! Without you, none of this happens. Thanks for your role as Pond Boss’s extended family.

Speaking of new looks, has our country changed, or what? Everywhere I go and everyone I ask seems to agree—we have no idea what normal means anymore. Our new normal is taking form right now, right in front of our eyes. One of my biggest hopes and prayers has been that we stay within ourselves, protect our families, and grow ready for a renewed society of hope and spiritual growth. I’ll ask people, “What do you think the new normal looks like?” Everyone, each person, shrugs and says they have no idea. Uncertainty has replaced fear. Next, we see a resurgence of society and a major shift in behavior. If you want to go be a part of the crowd that fills a stadium, go. If you don’t, don’t. If you want to go out to eat, go. If you don’t, order carry out or cook. If you want to go to church, weddings, family reunions—who knows what any of that looks like for the near future?

Personally, I’ve been amazed at how many phone calls, texts, and emails have come across our transom the last few months. People sheltered in place at the farm, near their ponds, at their country places, and have focused on things other than their former fast-paced lives.

Stewardship has always been significant, and it always will be. For lives paused by a pandemic, stewardship has been closer to the front. I’m grateful for that.

Please, enjoy this brand-new issue of Pond Boss. We’re proud to reveal it, and proud for you to enjoy and learn from it.


Growing Stewardship Together,

Bob Lusk


A series dedicated to Bob Lusk's general musings about land, water and life.

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