So Long and Thanks for All the Fish...erhm...Daffodils...


“For oft, when on my couch I lie In vacant or in pensive mood, They flash upon that inward eye, Which is the bliss of solitude; And then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the daffodils.”

In this famous poem by William Wordsworth, many people believe he is merely recounting a beautiful nature scene that he happened to stumble upon by accident. As an English major from UNC, I have often wondered if he isn’t really alluding to those thousands of good memories that we collect through our lives. Over the last 12 years, which include transitioning the listserv NEWDOCNEWS to an e-newsletter and becoming the editor of the sleek SAS Publishing News of today, I have had many of these “daffodil” memories. Sometimes it has been helping users find some obscure doc or samples on the Web site; other times, it has been linking users up with the people here at SAS that can best help them. But some of my favorite memories have been the random e-mails from users letting me know they find SPN a valuable resource. Right before Christmas, a user e-mailed me just to wish me Merry Christmas and to let me know that he thought SAS Publishing was a good newsletter. (Thanks, Martin O.!)

So it’s with a tinge of sadness that I turn SAS Publishing News over to Shelly Goodin while I change jobs from SAS Publishing to the SAS Analytics group. Shelly brings a fresh perspective, years of publishing experience, and a great sense of humor. SPN will continue to provide you with the hottest titles in SAS Press and SAS Doc, the dates of the latest must-attend conferences, special promos, discounts, and more! In fact (hint, hint!), keep your eyes open for a fantastic special from SAS Publishing for the month of July!

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here in SAS Publishing but am looking forward to what the future holds!


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Judi Rourke

Sr. Digital Designer

Judi Rourke has been providing SAS information to customers on since 1999. Her experience with SAS Press and the Advanced Analytics team helps her locate and produce some of the best content on

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