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Watch out for falling dendrites ❄️❄️❄️

Happy Friday,

There’s no shortage of frowny-face news around if you’re looking for it, but I try to keep this space free of negative dendrites.

What’s a dendrite, you ask? The good folks of the California Institute of Technology describe dendrite snowflakes as “clearly the most popular snow crystal type, seen in holiday decorations everywhere.” (Sorry, less-popular snow crystal types.)

So, no, dendrites don’t usually refer to the news, but why can’t they? Negative dendrites represent bad news, and positive dendrites equal good news. Metaphor!

Enter Dolly Parton, who showered upon us a positive dendrite this week by declining a statue of herself at the Tennessee state capitol in Nashville. You can enjoy her message below. And whenever good news falls from the sky, remember this type of dendrite is OK to catch on your tongue.

Thanks for reading,
Nick Barron

From Dolly 👇

A post shared by Dolly Parton (@dollyparton)

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