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JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side

JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side
I’m in a festive mood, friends. Yesterday was my 37th birthday, and very soon I’m heading out to spend a few days roughing it in the woods. Last week, when Hubby was scheming a birthday date, he asked...
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BOB MCKINNEY: What I know

BOB MCKINNEY: What I know
Memory fails as to when I first met Warren Ludwig, but it must have been sometime during our high school years in El Dorado, Ark. He was one year ahead of me, and he was the cartoonist for the school...
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JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side

JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side
I am approaching an uncomfortable time in my life as a parent — it’s time for the talk. My sweet oldest child, Lu, was born what seems like a week go to me, but calendars (and my forehead wrinkles) sa...
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BOB MCKINNEY: What I know

BOB MCKINNEY: What I know
Unfortunately, in today’s political environment, many of us live in a constant state of frustration. Although President Trump was elected pursuant to the laws of this country, many refuse to accept it...
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BOB MCKINNEY: What I know

BOB MCKINNEY: What I know
What I am about to say could be perceived by some as conflicting with my Christian faith, so I would ask that you take it in the spirit in which it is written and with a good sized grain of salt. Some...
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BOB MCKINNEY: What I know

BOB MCKINNEY: What I know
When he was in middle school, my younger son decided to join the wrestling team. He wrestled in seventh and eighth grades. The first time he wrestled in a match, I missed it. I was there, but I did no...
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BOB MCKINNEY: What I know

BOB MCKINNEY: What I know
In early April I engaged in what ranks among my least-favorite activities, but is something I have to do: I bought a car. The one I had been driving served me well. I inherited it from my dad and drov...
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JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side

JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side
Alright friends, this is it. The last day of school. I know you’re all entering summer as I do — hopeful for some quiet downtime with your family, sleeping in and lots of fun in the sun. But you’re no...
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BOB MCKINNEY: What I know

BOB MCKINNEY: What I know
In addition to being a student of odd kinds of news as I wrote here a couple of weeks ago, I am also frequently intrigued by advertisements that lean toward the unusual. When I was a young dad and wou...
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AMY DISMUKES: A Homegrown Tradition

AMY DISMUKES: A Homegrown Tradition
When evergreens look ever-brown Take a peek out your window, or walk down any street, and you’re likely to see an evergreen that appears more ‘ever brown.’ Is it some disease that’s wiping them out? N...
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JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side

JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side
I am fresh off the heels of a terrific Mother’s Day. I don’t know about y’all, but I got exactly what I wanted (a new bathrobe, some ice cube trays and three pieces of unidentifiable handmade art), an...
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