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by Kevin Coupe

Somebody once said, “I love my job only when I’m on vacation.”

Not me.

I never forget - whether I’m working or taking time off - how lucky I am to be able to make a living doing something I really enjoy. (It helps that this may be the only thing I know how to do.)

I may not have been writing MNB over the past few weeks, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been paying attention. I have, and I’ve tried to synopsize some of the most important stories - or at least the ones that most grabbed my attention - below, and maybe provide some useful commentary or perspective. (I’ve also been teaching at Portland State and doing some speaking engagements, but to be honest I spent a lot of time at the beach and at wineries and just hanging out with Mrs. Content Guy. After 36+ years of marriage, I’m amazed she still wants to hang out with me.)

But I also can tell you that I’ve had some encounters over the past few weeks that both grabbed my attention and my imagination … and I’ll be writing and talking about them over the course of the remainder of the summer. I got to chat with some folks who just blew my mind with their ideas, and I’ll be bringing some of them to MNB in the hope that they’ll do the same for you.

I’m back. Time to get to work.
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