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2023: THE YEAR OF PHIL (FOR REAL THIS TIME)
Posted on January 3, 2023 by Philip Athans
I think I proclaimed 2020 as the Year of Phil on Twitter, then doubled down in 2021… and I think we all know what those years ended up being instead—anything but Years of Phil. But the Year of Phil is too … Continue reading →
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