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The 500 Words newsletter looks different because I'm moving it off Substack and on to another provider called Buttondown. I will post my reasoning in a blog soon. In the meantime, before I start up the next story series, here's a mini-podcast with my youngest son. It's about a minute and a half. Sorry for the wait for the next story series! But it won't be long now. 1

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  1. Now Here's Something is a silly but fun interstitial that I'm recording with my youngest son. It's up on Apple Podcasts along with the rest of the 500 Words podcast episodes. It's a way for me to tap dance (I can't actually tap dance, but you get the idea) as I spin up the next story series. ↩︎