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Social Media Assistant Wanted

I’m looking for someone to work 2-5 hours/week from your home repurposing content from my newsletter and website for Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

I’m looking for someone who is:

  • Aligned with Good Group Decisions mission and values.
  • Likely to be around for awhile.
  • Competent and enthusiastic about search engine optimization.
  • Competent with graphics software such as Canva or Photoshop.
  • Experienced with Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
  • Able to work a little bit almost every day.
  • Reliable. Efficient. Fun.

Please send me an email confirming if you have these qualities and telling me how much you would want to charge, and anything else you want.

Thank you for considering!

 

Good Group Tips and Bob Dylan Lyrics

Since 2004 I have written and emailed 163 Good Group Tips to subscribers. Each one is a page. They are on all aspects of group dynamics. You can read them all here.

Did you know that each Good Group Tip has a Bob Dylan lyric to go with it?

Every Tuesday morning my friend Brian Norris gets my Good Group Tip in his email and fires back a quote from a Bob Dylan song; something related to the Tip. Then I try to guess what song the quote is from. It’s a game we have been playing for years. Brian and I have been friends since UMaine.

For instance, here’s the last Tip I sent out: I Believe in Us. Brian wrote back, “Honey, just allow me one more chance to get along with you!”

Anyone know what Dylan tune that is from? I didn’t either. I usually don’t. I know Dylan pretty well but Brian is a scholar. Not only does he hit me with obscure quotes but he provides YouTube video links, reference citations, and personal stories of when he was in the crowd while that song played. Brian has seen Bob Dylan 150 times. While you have all been getting Good Group Tips, I have been getting a Bob Dylan education.

I stopped sending Good Group Tips a couple months ago; converted to Craig’s Weekly. Yet I just couldn’t lay down the Tips without telling you about Brian and the Dylan thing. Thanks for all the fun, Brian!

If anyone wants to know the Bob Dylan lyric that goes with any Good Group Tip, just let me know and I’ll send it to you.

PS. If you need to know about “Honey, just allow me one more chance to get along with you!” this was Brian’s follow up after my failed attempts at guessing the song title: “That IS the title! Off his Freewheelin’ album (1963), where Bob actually gave credit to Henry Thomas‘ “Fishing Blues” for influencing the song! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9pxtFoZH72k

Photo of Brian and his wife Kathryn.
The guy on the left knows more Bob Dylan than anyone I’ve ever known.
The gal on the right is pure sunshine.

Little Free Library: SO much fun!

 

At a time of isolation and screens, setting up a neighborhood Little Free Library has been a joy.

The kids were grateful to have a project. And the parents were grateful for the kids to have a project!

We ordered a kit from the nonprofit organization called Little Free Library.

Step one: prime all the parts!

 

 

 

And figure out how to put it all together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Screwing on the roof!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Five wet paintbrushes at the same time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Screwing on the door!

 

 

 

 

 

 

And we needed a little footbridge to access our Little Free Library across a ditch. So we built that too.

 

 

 

 

 

Hammer. Hammer. Hammer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All hands on deck!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sawing the post.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We had a Grand Opening!

Kids delivered paper invites to every house on our street and around the neighborhood.

We cut a ribbon and people brought books to start the library.

 

 

 

 

Waiting to put books in the library.

 

 

 

 

 

More books in the library!

We have officially registered our Little Free Library and so we are on a global map with over 100,000 registered Little Free Libraries around the world.

Of course there are many unregistered book boxes too.

It’s such a fun way to bring neighbors together.

And promote reading.

And imagination.

Without screens!

 

 

Here I am with some of the kids who helped.

 

 

 

 

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