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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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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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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 …

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By BOB MCKINNEY It seems gadgets and gimmicks abound to make our lives easier these days. None are as ubiquitous as those designed to help us plan and prepare meals. You can order pre-made meals, with ingredients precisely measured, to be delivered to your door. You can subscribe to a service that plans your meals …

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By BOB MCKINNEY It seems gadgets and gimmicks abound to make our lives easier these days. None are as ubiquitous as those designed to help us plan and prepare meals. You can order pre-made meals, with ingredients precisely measured, to be delivered to your door. You can subscribe to a service that plans your meals …

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By RAMON PRESSON The reason I seek to develop multiple streams of income is because I have multiple leaks of spending. My current stroke of genius is to bridge the gap between two culinary cultures, merging a tradition from each of them into one item that will delight customers and make me filthy rich — …

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SPONSORED BY ELEMENTS MASSAGE Stress often comes in waves, ebbing and flowing throughout our lives. Whether it’s a tough day at work, a bad interaction with a friend or an everyday hassle, stress can creep into your daily routine. Nobody really lives a stress-free life, but there are ways to help combat stress. Here are …

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By BOB MCKINNEY A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the situation with television service at our house — which I suppose is still called “cable.” I told you how Nexstar Media Group, owner of the Nashville ABC affiliate, is at an impasse with AT&T, which operates AT&T U-Verse as a provider of television, …

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By BOB MCKINNEY A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the situation with television service at our house — which I suppose is still called “cable.” I told you how Nexstar Media Group, owner of the Nashville ABC affiliate, is at an impasse with AT&T, which operates AT&T U-Verse as a provider of television, …

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By JAROD TANKSLEY There are many reasons people downsize to a smaller home — kids move out, rents get hiked and people enter into retirement. Whatever the reason, you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed by the loss of space. But don’t worry! There are lots of advantages to living in a smaller home that …

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By BOB MCKINNEY If you keep up with the local dining scene — and by local, I mean the Nashville area — you are aware we have become known as a foodie destination. Our big local newspaper periodically covers the openings and closings of area eateries. By my estimation, the openings are outnumbering the closings …

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By BOB MCKINNEY If you keep up with the local dining scene — and by local, I mean the Nashville area — you are aware we have become known as a foodie destination. Our big local newspaper periodically covers the openings and closings of area eateries. By my estimation, the openings are outnumbering the closings …

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By RAMON PRESSON We were naïve. We didn’t know better. Who knew that it was legal in this country for a salesman with an ugly tie to take people hostage and hold them for ransom? Bernard: All you have to do is sign this vacation timeshare contract, and we’ll let you leave unharmed. Ramon: But …

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By JAROD TANKSLEY Things in your life are calming down now that the kids are grown, established in their careers and out of the house. You’ve left the corporate world behind and now it has become apparent that some things need to change for you to live a peaceful, healthy lifestyle long past retirement age. …

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By BOB MCKINNEY My wife and I celebrated 35 years of marriage over the weekend. Since many of you who read this column don’t know me personally, I would love to convince you we married as teenagers. But there are enough who would know that is not true and might feel inclined to call me …

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By BOB MCKINNEY My wife and I celebrated 35 years of marriage over the weekend. Since many of you who read this column don’t know me personally, I would love to convince you we married as teenagers. But there are enough who would know that is not true and might feel inclined to call me …

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SPONSORED BY ELEMENTS MASSAGE Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of foot pain. It effects people, mainly runners, between the ages of 40 and 60 and is due to an overuse and strain of certain tissue and muscles in feet. According to the Mayo Clinic, plantar fasciitis is defined as the inflammation …

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By RAMON PRESSON As Tennessee continues to be an attractive state in which to live and work, more and more transplants are losing touch with some of the important news happening in their home state. I’m here to help. Over the last few weeks here are some events you may have missed while you’ve been …

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by BOB MCKINNEY Over the past eight years here I have at times highlighted my evolution (as well as my frustrations) with all matters technological. In an early installment I explained — and maybe bragged a bit — how I did not have a smartphone or a GPS. Now I have a smartphone with a …

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by BOB MCKINNEY Over the past eight years here I have at times highlighted my evolution (as well as my frustrations) with all matters technological. In an early installment I explained — and maybe bragged a bit — how I did not have a smartphone or a GPS. Now I have a smartphone with a …

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By RAMON PRESSON As Tennessee continues to be an attractive state in which to live and work, more and more transplants are losing touch with some of the important news happening in their home state. I’m here to help. Over the last few months here are some events you may have missed while you’ve been …