February 2021 Welcome

It’s February! Normally, that would mean a surge in flower sales and dinner reservations at the Cheesecake Factory, but in a world still wracked by a pandemic, how we’ll choose to observe the Hallmark Holiday this year is really anyone’s guess.  Likely, it’s going to be a lot of “Netflix and chill,” but we’re kind of hoping everyone starts walking around in personal plastic bubbles. Then, we can just pretend it’s a giant Flaming Lips concert and life won’t seem so glum. 

Whatever happens, we’re just going to continue doing our best over here to help keep your spirits up and your mind sharp through the turmoil. This month be sure and check out our rant on why the Republican opposition to the MORE Act was some of the dumbest rhetoric witnessed in the dumbest year on record. Also, don’t forget to check out our Shop of the Month column, where we explain why Gatlinburg’s Tennessee Hemp Care is more than just the O’Doul’s brewery of dispensaries. 

We’ve got all sorts of fun stuff packed in this issue, so strap in, roll a fatty, and enjoy yet another installment of the publication that brings you the information you need to thrive, exactly when you need it. We’ll catch you on the flipside! 


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