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A brief for the Spring/Summer cusp. More long form
in the archives, and in the fall.
My aim is to help you stay grounded, discover what's behind some of the fads and trends, reframe some old tropes, and have some fun with it.
This week I've written about doing the work "with a little help from" your... collaborators. Who sometimes can become "my friends."
If you guessed that was a reference to one of the most inspiring and influential groups of all time, I have more references throughout this Fourth of July (USA) weekend edition.
I found that swapping some words in the lyrics of songs is a proven tactic to get attention from a distracted family member or colleague. "Something" in the way you sing...