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What do we really know about ALICE? ALICE works, hard, but she is barely surviving. ALICE hasn’t had a raise in five years, but her household budget has increased by over 30% in that time.

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To rake or not to rake? That is the question! Every year about this time, you stop cutting the grass and realize just how many trees you have in your yard when the leaves start to accumulate on your lawn. You may even be lucky enough to have leaves from your neighbors’ trees find their way i…

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This column is dedicated to folks with an ex-spouse, ex-boyfriend or girlfriend, current and/or former co-worker, or a boss they are struggling to forgive. The title and the following “lyrics” represent a slight shift (approximately 180 degrees) from Lee Ann Womack’s "I Hope You Dance." I ac…

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Columnist’s note: It was a great Thanksgiving holiday, with lots of good food and family, but writing a column didn’t make it into the mix of activities. Accordingly, I’m re-running a piece from two years ago that ran the Monday after Thanksgiving. See you back here next week.

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As November draws to a close, many of us will gather with family and friends around a table laden with turkey and all its trimmings to celebrate Thanksgiving. Most of these will be people we know well, family who share not just our DNA, but also the stories of our past and often our dreams f…

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It is now sweater and soup  weather. Fall is upon us and along with that comes the regular use of heat in our homes. Did you turn off all the ceiling fans in your home when you switched over to heat side of the thermostat?  

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Our greatest living humorist, Garrison Keillor, recently wrote, “I miss the old days when newspapers used to publish humor columns, like Dave Barry’s. Why did he go away? In Dave’s column, you learned things The New York Times didn’t print — stuff about exploding badgers or a man with grass …

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Politicon took over the Music City Center in Nashville last week featuring names big and small in both the political and political pundit worlds where at the end I (unfortunately) was left with less faith in the system and less hope for the future.

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Shortly after 7:30 p.m. on a crisp October evening, a doorbell rings at an undecorated house in a Williamson County neighborhood.  A middle-age man gets up and grumbles his way to the door.  When he opens it, three children in costume call out in unison, “Trick-or Treat!”

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By the time you are reading this, this year’s World Series could be history.       

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My wife and I have granted each other permission to give a signal when one of us starts repeating his/herself in public.

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Major corporate mergers and acquisitions, like A-list celebrity marriages, don’t always work out. In 1968, the New York Central and Pennsylvania railroads merged to form Penn Central, which immediately became the sixth largest corporation in America. In declaring bankruptcy two years later, …

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Home remodeling is back to being big business in the United States this year with the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University suggesting that it could easily exceed the $300 billion spent last year as the housing industry continues to improve. Many Baby Boomers are contributin…

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Political leaders certainly aren’t the original brewers of the increasingly popular Profani-Tea and Vulgari-Tea but they certainly are steeping it, drinking it, and promoting it lately.

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It had been my intention to write a column about the weather — the absurdly hot September we had; the autumnal equinox being ushered in with record high temperatures; and the continuation of same right into October, the month we’re supposed to be feeling that nip in the air.

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By RAMON PRESSON Dear Fed-Eggs Recruiter, I should begin by telling you that yesterday I spilled sweet iced tea on my laptop keyboard. Fortunately, everything works ecksept the key for the letter in the alphabet that comes between W and Y. When I tap that key, nothing happens. Most people seeking an ekksecutive position at …

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By AMANDA HAGGARD If you’re not changing, you’re not growing. It’s a well-known adage, but one that’s plenty true.   For the past 10 years, Home Page Media Group has done a lot of both. We started out as a hyperlocal website serving just Brentwood — and over the years we’ve expanded into many other communities, …

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By BOB McKINNEY Some good-natured ribbing came my way after last week’s review of the book Digital Minimalism and the examples of how I have attempted to digitally declutter my life. My younger son noted the irony of my reading the book on an electronic reader. My daughter-in-law, during a text exchange among family members, …

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By BOB McKINNEY Some good-natured ribbing came my way after last week’s review of the book Digital Minimalism and the examples of how I have attempted to digitally declutter my life. My younger son noted the irony of my reading the book on an electronic reader. My daughter-in-law, during a text exchange among family members, …

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By BOB McKINNEY Some good-natured ribbing came my way after last week’s review of the book Digital Minimalism and the examples of how I have attempted to digitally declutter my life. My younger son noted the irony of my reading the book on an electronic reader. My daughter-in-law, during a text exchange among family members, …

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BY JAROD TANKSLEY As we move into fall, there are some routine maintenance items that you are probably handling around your home. You may have started tidying the garden or landscape areas and giving your patio or deck and outdoor furniture some attention too. With a season change and cleaning in mind, you should also …

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BY RAMON PRESSON In my universe the only thing that can top a great peach cobbler is a dollop of fresh whipped cream, and maybe a great story about the cobbler. That’s where Benny Marshall of Cobbler Creations comes in. www.facebook.com/cobblercreationstn I met Benny a few years ago on a Saturday morning at the Franklin …

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SPONSORED BY ELEMENTS MASSAGE What is a Swedish massage? If you have ever had a massage, chances are it was some form of a Swedish massage. Swedish massages are the most popular massages performed today. This technique is a full-body experience designed to relax and rejuvenate. It is worldly in nature, as it combines many …

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BY BOB McKINNEY A couple of years ago as I strolled down a grocery store aisle, a young man approached me, smiling. I immediately recognized him as a friend of one of my children from adolescent days. It took a second to remember his name, but when I did, I called him by that name …

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Dear Editor, As a Williamson County Foster Parent for the past seven years for DCS, and adoptive parent, I see and feel the struggles that foster parents face. Daycare is a major issue for foster parents. We need more local daycare providers in our area that accept DHS vouchers, and that have openings for foster …

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By RAMON PRESSON Haven’t you ever wished you could meet and interview one of your favorite musicians, actors, or athletes about a particular moment in their career and ask the question, “What in the world made you think THAT was a good idea?” I recently had the opportunity (albeit completely imaginary) to sit down with …

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Regarding the main social media avenues (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram), I remain a non-user. I guess I miss a lot, but I don’t see this changing. I’ll get into some of the reasons next week when I review the book, “Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World,” which I recently finished reading. …

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Regarding the main social media avenues (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram), I remain a non-user. I guess I miss a lot, but I don’t see this changing. I’ll get into some of the reasons next week when I review the book, “Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World,” which I recently finished reading. …

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BY RAMON PRESSON Am I the only one who has noticed that this summer has been filled with stories about animals that clearly have boundary issues? If “The Great Outdoors” is so great then how come the animals who are supposed to be outdoors aren’t staying outdoors? We’ve always been fascinated by stories of animals …

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By BOB MCKINNEY It was with a bit of astonishment that I read Kelly Gilfillan’s letter to readers last week, marking the 10th anniversary of Home Page Media Group. Time flies and I couldn’t believe it had been 10 years since she and Susan Leathers started their small business that has morphed into a credible …

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By JAROD TANKSLEY According to the calendar, summer and its scorching long sunny days are just about ready to move on! Next up? Autumn with its wonderful crisp days and cool nights! Even though everyone is buying the large baskets of mums, pumpkins and Halloween candy, now is also the time to start thinking past …

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By RAMON PRESSON Many people are familiar with the lofty (i.e. impossible) standard of the Proverbs 31 Woman. What you probably didn’t know is that in March of this year it was discovered that the original book of Proverbs had a chapter missing. It turns out that one of King Solomon’s wives wrote a response …