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BOB MCKINNEY: What I Know

BOB MCKINNEY: What I Know
Most of the TV commercials with a Christmas or holiday theme convey the typical warm, fuzzy feelings of the season. There are plenty of them showing families sitting around the table laughing and remi...
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JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side

JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side
I am not shy about telling you all the things I am probably doing all wrong. There was the time I laughed at my 3 year old for running into the mailbox with her face. That time I was too cheap and laz...
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BOB MCKINNEY: What I Know

BOB MCKINNEY: What I Know
For years, I have written our family’s Christmas letter. Generally, I try to send something uplifting. I try to add humor and, for the most part, I refrain from recounting great accomplishments and/or...
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JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side

JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side
I’m thinking about a career change. I have been a hairstylist for almost 15 years. I absolutely love my job. I love who I work with, my clients, the actual work — it doesn’t feel a whole lot like work...
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BOB McKINNEY: What I Know

BOB McKINNEY: What I Know
The first piece I ever wrote for Brentwood Home Page, before I became a regular columnist (but was trying to convince then-editor Susan Leathers I should be one), was about healthcare. The year was 20...
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JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side

JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side
Every Christmas season, I make myself a mental priority list. Like everyone, we have a million things to do and not even close to enough time to do them, so I have to choose to let some things slip th...
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BOB MCKINNEY: What I Know

I know for most of you, Thanksgiving is long in your rearview mirror and you are well into Christmas, but since I took a break last week and did not write a Thanksgiving column, and it is my favorite...
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JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side

JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side
If you ask what is my biggest fear, I’ll tell you spiders because that’s easy and you’ll nod your head in agreement. Why yes, you’ll think, that is a perfectly reasonable fear. But, if I answer that q...
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JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side

JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side
“Mama, is Rudolph real?” Lu asked on our way home from church on Sunday. “What do you think?” I replied. “I think so.” “Me too.” Every parent dreads this ambiguous time, but we never know when it’s co...
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BOB MCKINNEY: What I Know

BOB MCKINNEY: What I Know
It is purposeful that I have waited almost two full weeks to write my postmortem on the election. It has taken that period of time to process the idea of a Trump presidency and to reflect back on what...
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