Editorial Thoughts


Michele Pesula Kuegler is the founder of PeKu Publications and chief foodie at Think Tasty. She runs this one-woman show focusing on creating new recipes to delight her family, friends, and herself.

Wrapping, Wrapping, Wrapping

by Michele Pesula Kuegler on December 21st, 2015

gift wrapI spent this past weekend hanging out at home. My husband has been hit hard with a cold/cough/sinus illness that has left him tired. So, we spent a good amount of time watching Christmas movies, reading, and generally lounging. My one goal was to wrap all of our Christmas presents. On Sunday afternoon we assembled wrapping supplies, put on some Christmas music, and started to wrap. However, after wrapping just a few, I decided to call it quits.

I’m not sure why, but I felt uninspired, that I simply was trying to rush through the job. I’m not one whose packages look like works of art, but yesterday I simply felt like it was an item to be checked off. So, we left most of the presents unwrapped. Thankfully for us we have extra time, as we won’t celebrate Christmas until December 29th. Maybe knowing that we had over a week had me feeling less than joyous.

This morning as I reviewed my to-do list, I realized that this would be my final Editorially Yours column for 2015. With PeKu on vacation next week I more than likely won’t post an editorial column. I definitely will have other PeKu tasks, but this column won’t be one of them. So, today’s column should be a wrap-up. However, just like my presents, I don’t feel much like wrapping up 2015.

It’s been a year of challenges and changes at PeKu. We have made a number of reductions throughout the year, but at the same time we have refined our voice. Yes, PeKu may be smaller, but we are using that to our advantage. Maybe the term for what we have done should be stream-lined.

Although I’m proud of the voice and direction we’ve found, I also feel the loss of team and publications. It’s a bittersweet sensation. However, I am an optimist, and so, I look forward to 2016, seeing what is next for PeKu.

I wish all of you a merry Christmas and a happy new year. See you in 2016!


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