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In recent years, Middle Tennessee — and Williamson County in particular — has experienced unprecedented growth as large numbers of people have moved here from other parts of the country. With no state income tax and a vibrant, diverse, growing economy, we have become a popular landing spot f…

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If you’re a grandparent, you don’t need Grandparents Day, observed on Sept. 12, to remind you of the joys of having grandchildren. Yet, you might want to use this day as an opportunity to think about ways to help provide for your grandchildren’s future.  

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This past weekend, we were thrilled to attend the Chukkers for Charity polo match. While I am sure friends and family get tired of me talking about the Brentwood Rotary’s Inclusive Playgrounds campaign, any nonprofit that benefits children with diverse abilities is a winner in my book.  

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Overnight on Aug. 21, an entire community was washed away in the deadliest flooding event in Middle Tennessee history. We lost 22 neighbors, parents, friends and precious little ones. 

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Even though I consider myself to be somewhat of a writer, I don’t think I could ever adequately describe how sick I am of the divisiveness plaguing our country right now, and as it has been the past few years. 

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By my count, Honey and I have moved nine times during our married life. At every location, we’ve always run across memorable people. 

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As the Herald staff was planning stories for our news budget, a story that I was working on made me think. I have been asking community members and leaders to share their memories of where they were when the horrific events of Sept. 11 occurred. 

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Apparently, according to all of the commercials out there these days targeting only old people, no matter what they’re advertising, I’m supposed to be practicing Tai Chi in a park somewhere with a bunch of other old people, or tottering into the kitchen to interrupt my wife as she’s making s…

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The longest-suffering nation in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti, my beloved country, was struck by a powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake a few weeks ago. Days later, they were deluged by the tropical depression Grace.  

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It is funny how new words sneak into our vernacular. Words you have never heard of, like humblebrag, zoomer and D-lister, are suddenly common phrases thrown around on the internet. I looked them up so I could use them correctly in the future to show how dope I am, as well as the added bonus …

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Some stock market observers note that historically, the market does better at certain times of year. Does it make sense to let that drive your investment strategy? 

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The past two weeks, I feel like my columns have been more outspoken than I normally am. I’ve had several emails, messages and comments that I am brave for tackling these topics.  

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Not too long ago, I wrote about some interesting (at least to me, anyway) people I’d met along my journey through life. Here are a few more. 

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His name is Little Brother, but we call him L.B. We call him Stinkling every once in a while, too, or Fuzzy Butt, or Big Dog, because, according to the unwritten Rule Book of Canine Companionship, those creatures who were gifted upon us by fate must in turn be gifted with their own terms of …

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If you’re in the early stages of your career, you’re probably not thinking much about retirement. Nonetheless, it’s never too soon to start preparing for it, as time may be your most valuable asset. So, you may want to consider retirement savings vehicles, one of which is an IRA. Depending o…

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The past few weeks have brought negative attention to our county. While I respect individual rights, it is not lost on me that we have taken this one step too far.  

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We have a rich and colorful language. It is replete with a large number of expressions which are used to describe and compare both people and events. A few I’ve run across: