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BOB MCKINNEY: What I know

BOB MCKINNEY: What I know
Self-awareness has never been a strong quality of mine. I’ve taken some of the trendy personality tests, but I have trouble remembering what profile I fit on the DiSC assessment, or what number I iden...
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BOB MCKINNEY: What I know

BOB MCKINNEY: What I know
A few weeks ago I wrote about seeing different sides of a situation, and I mentioned guns and gun control. While I’m not about to open that can of worms (not much anyway) and come down on either side,...
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BOB MCKINNEY: What I know

BOB MCKINNEY: What I know
It’s that time of year, when the trees are budding, the daffodils are in bloom and grass is beginning to turn green. But let’s be honest with ourselves. As if on cue, the weather here in Middle Tennes...
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JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side

JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side
Y’all have known me long enough to not be surprised that I keep a running tally of all the times I’ve inspired my children to tell me that I’ve ruined their lives. Those tally marks are my sunshine on...
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BOB MCKINNEY: What I know

BOB MCKINNEY: What I know
Making impulsive purchases has never been among my shortcomings. When it comes to big-ticket items, it’s not like I do a great deal of research. In fact, I lose interest rather quickly. But it will ge...
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BOB MCKINNEY: What I know

BOB MCKINNEY: What I know
In addition to the maxim I try to always observe, “Don’t believe everything you hear,” there is another that will usually stand me in good stead: There are two (if not more) sides to every story. I tr...
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