Adventures in gardening: One hungry Labrador retriever

When I was growing up, my grandparents had a big garden, and we often benefited from their bounty of summer crops. Homegrown vegetables always taste the best, so this spring I thought I would try my hand at growing a few. Although I don’t have room in my back yard for a garden, I found enough space for four plants each of tomatoes, squash, …

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Give yourself some props

I consider myself a yogi. That self-proclaimed title has been a long time coming, and I want to share with you the journey that led to being comfortable with such a public statement. The truth is, I have been practicing…

14 August 2014 [10:29 AM]
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Putting her best foot forward

Born with a clubfoot that required numerous surgeries, culminating in amputation, life has not been easy for Whitney Hemphill, whose family relocated…

13 August 2014 [10:59 PM]
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A mile in her hijab

Editor’s note: Tyler Morning Telegraph news staffers in June were tasked with doing something they’ve never done before as part of the…

07 August 2014 [12:02 AM]
Keep the Karma coming

I was trying to make up my mind what to order when a flight attendant came up behind me with a somewhat frantic look on her face. She asked if I was in line, and I could tell by the…

31 July 2014 [12:18 AM]
Play is an important part of life

How do you use your leisure time? Fewer unstructured “play” hours seem to be in our lives! This is a serious threat to our health and happiness. Did you know: * The average married couple works 26 percent longer each…

31 July 2014 [12:08 AM]
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Knights of The Realm

One by one, the campers who could, knelt down on one knee. With a sword in hand, Dustin Stephens tapped their right…

31 July 2014 [12:04 AM]
Learning life lessons on family vacation

My family recently packed up the fifth wheel with kids, the dog and half our house and left for an epic, two-week vacation. The plan was to stop to explore a new destination every day until we reached Monterey, California,…

17 July 2014 [12:02 AM]
There’s someone out there for everyone

Today, I had several moments of introspection that I feel are worth sharing. On my way to one of my cleaning jobs, I was listening to a country music station, and I thought about how much I miss dancing. As…

17 July 2014 [12:01 AM]
Registration open for Ride for the Cure

Registration is open for the Fourth annual Susan G. Komen Tyler Ride for the Cure. This year’s event, which is in memory of Jim Tarrant Sr., features live music, lunch, games, trail rides and a silent auction. It will take…

10 July 2014 [12:31 AM]
What will your story say about you?

Have you ever heard the tale of when first meeting Saint Peter at the pearly gates? He asks, “What would you do differently, if you could redo your life?” All too often, the answer is not focused on what you…

10 July 2014 [12:30 AM]
The nurse who helped me

Having my baby was the hardest yet most rewarding thing I have ever done. There were times during my 19 hours of labor that I didn’t think I could take anymore. Throughout the process, there were several nurses at Mother…

03 July 2014 [01:02 AM]
Have you hugged a service member?

I would like to talk with you about something that should mean so much to us as Americans and Texans. It’s the Texas Wounded Warrior. How many soldiers volunteer freely, to fight for the rights we so take for granted…

03 July 2014 [12:54 AM]
There needs to be more compassion, less criticism

Are you mindful of those around you? I have served on two juries and observed how others respond to someone that is on trial, innocent until proven guilty? Yes, as it should be. On one of those juries, there were…

03 July 2014 [12:47 AM]
Aspiring to inspire ourselves toward our aspirations

I recently started participating with a group of people on a project for healthy lifestyle and eating habits. Much of our work is about retraining the mind, so it will guide us into healthier decisions for our daily lives. One…

25 June 2014 [11:49 PM]
There is good in every day

A few months ago, as I scrolled my Facebook newsfeed, I came across an interesting article on a happiness challenge. All you had to do was register at 100happy days.com and for 100 consecutive days post a picture of what makes…

19 June 2014 [01:17 AM]
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Rocket man is helping kids soar

Editor’s note: This is the latest in a series of Tree-To-Life stories from Rita Fryer, a local artist. I met…

19 June 2014 [01:16 AM]
Sickly chick teaches life lesson

The full court press started a month earlier this spring with my daughter, Caroline. She came home and said, “Mom, it is time to get chicks with 4H (Club)again.” In that moment, I began listing the many reasons we were…

19 June 2014 [01:10 AM]