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JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side

JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side
Netflix is the best investment our family has made in years because my kids have now officially jumped on the binge-watching bandwagon. The girls have found a Disney Channel show that they watch over...
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BOB MCKINNEY: What I know

BOB MCKINNEY: What I know
It has my recent good fortune on a couple of occasions to attend “Lenten Lunch” – a noontime meal at a church, provided by parishioners on weekdays during the season of Lent. The menu is typical South...
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BOB MCKINNEY: What I know

BOB MCKINNEY: What I know
As I approach my deadline, significant progress has been made in the dismantling of the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”). Its replacement – called “Trumpcare,” which is hopefully a short-lived joke –...
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RAMON PRESSON: Stuck on a staycation

RAMON PRESSON: Stuck on a staycation
There’s a good chance that you are one of the unfortunate and sulking locals who will be stuck at home while it seems all your friends, neighbors, co-workers, complete strangers, and people you don’t...
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JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side

JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side
Have I ever told y’all that I am an amazing and generous wife who will go to great lengths to make her husband feel loved and appreciated? No? Well, I totally am. In an effort to give Hubby some well-...
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BOB MCKINNEY: What I know

BOB MCKINNEY: What I know
It would, I suppose, be a good idea for me to start this installment with the “SPOILER ALERT” warning so prominent in stories that disclose some bombshell fact about a movie or TV show. So if you are...
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RAMON PRESSON: Febru-weary

RAMON PRESSON: Febru-weary
Are You Febru-weary? Thank you to whoever it was on the Roman Calendar Task Force that gave February only 28 days. In the middle of winter it’s a compassionate forfeit, sort of like the mercy rule in...
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JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side

JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side
I don’t think anyone would argue with me if I said I am an old, boring mom — not in the sense of my actual age, but more in my awareness of what is going on in the world and what is cool. I live in th...
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BOB MCKINNEY: What I know

BOB MCKINNEY: What I know
Our big city newspaper has run a couple of stories lately highlighting the proliferation of new restaurants that have come into the Nashville area over the past half-dozen or so years (490 since 2010)...
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JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side

JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side
I am unfailingly a glass-half-full kind of girl. I might get irritated easily, but once I get over that, I am ever the optimist. I’ve always known that came from my mom, but I made a fun discovery whe...
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BOB MCKINNEY: What I know

BOB MCKINNEY: What I know
A few weeks ago I received the following late-night text message from a friend, a fellow voracious reader: “You read Lowcountry Heart?” I told him I had not. He then proceeded to transmit, via smartph...
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JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side

JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side
Let’s get mushy, it’s Valentine’s Day. There are a lot of things that I love and I’d like to use this public platform to declare my undying affection for them. My dearest Secret Candy Stash, I love yo...
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