Just off the wire

“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” — Maya Angelou I’ll admit it. I collect stuff. I keep things for their historical significance. Some would say that’s a stretch, but today, digging through old files, I discovered a folder of…

Theater veteran continues to challenge audiences

  Over the last 20 years, Felicity Enas has become a staple of Tyler’s theater community and has earned a reputation for challenging audiences in ways few directors can. Born in Farnborough, England in 1958, Mrs. Enas discovered the love of theater early on. At 6 years old, she knew the stage was where she wanted to be. Her earliest memory of

Taxes, ex-spouse benefits and you

Tuesday was both Ex-Spouse Day and the eve of tax day. These two observances are doubly important if you are an ex-spouse, because Social Security pays benefits to eligible former spouses, and you may need to claim this income on your tax forms. If you are age 62, unmarried and divorced from someone entitled to

It was just a library card

“Libraries are reservoirs of strength, grace and wit, reminders of order, calm and continuity, lakes of mental energy, neither warm nor cold, light nor dark.” — Germaine Greer It was just a library card, but it meant the world to me. I have always loved books. It goes back to the little paperback

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A greener way to do business on Earth Day

Wednesday is Earth Day, a great time to recommit to going green. More than one billion people will celebrate Earth Day this year. Saving energy, conserving water and using less gas are just a few ways to go green (and…

22 April 2015 [12:06 AM]
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Just off the wire

“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” — Maya Angelou I’ll…

22 April 2015 [12:04 AM]
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Taxes, ex-spouse benefits and you

Tuesday was both Ex-Spouse Day and the eve of tax day. These two observances are doubly important if you are an ex-spouse,…

14 April 2015 [10:28 PM]
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It was just a library card

“Libraries are reservoirs of strength, grace and wit, reminders of order, calm and continuity, lakes of mental energy, neither warm nor cold,…

14 April 2015 [10:21 PM]
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Walking among giants

“Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and…

07 April 2015 [11:18 PM]
Radio Wars and KDOK

April is American Radio Month; not as well-known or celebrated as other holidays, but worthy of noting nevertheless. One morning shortly after the turn of the century, I was reading the paper at the breakfast table when I commented to…

07 April 2015 [11:10 PM]
Let Social Security help jazz up your retirement plan

April is Jazz Appreciation Month, a perfect time to move your feet and revel in the smooth beats of one of America’s most beloved musical genres. Ella Fitzgerald, the “Queen of Jazz,” known for her scatting style, had a vocal…

07 April 2015 [08:36 PM]
Easy way to get benefit verification

Need verification of your Social Security benefits? There’s no need to visit or call an office to get the verification you need. Simply visit www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount. There are a number of reasons you may need written verification of your Social Security…

31 March 2015 [11:14 PM]
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Moving ahead without a map

“There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.” — John…

24 March 2015 [10:01 PM]
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Overton celebrates fire chief's 6 decades

Fire Chief Bill Wall, of the Overton Volunteer Fire Department, recently retired after six decades of answering fire calls and protecting homes,…

24 March 2015 [09:47 PM]
Your Final Four from Social Security

Since 1939, March has meant one thing in the world of sports: March Madness. In this tournament, 68 college basketball teams compete through the month until only the final four teams remain. Coaches gather their teams to drive home the…

17 March 2015 [10:32 PM]
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Catching up on the mail

“The two words ‘information’ and ‘communication’ are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is…

17 March 2015 [10:28 PM]
Faces and facts of Social Security

Perhaps the most misunderstood Social Security program is disability insurance, often referred to as SSDI. Some people mistakenly think that beneficiaries are “on the dole” and getting easy money for minor impairments. That’s not the case. There are two ways…

10 March 2015 [10:30 PM]
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Riffel’s rules to live by

BY DAVE BERRY, dvberry@tylerpaper.com “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” — Henry David Thoreau   Occasionally…

10 March 2015 [10:05 PM]
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Whistle a happy tune

“Till I waltz again with you, let no other hold your charms. If my dreams would all come true, you’ll be waiting…

03 March 2015 [11:32 PM]
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Lifelong learning

“Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.” — Thomas Huxley One mistake young people make is believing…

24 February 2015 [10:42 PM]
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Mystery Photo 2-18

Mystery Photo Do You Recognize Any Of These People? We'd love to know any information about this photograph, from the Tyler Chamber…

17 February 2015 [10:10 PM]
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Looking down on life

“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” — Malala Yousafzai Looking…

17 February 2015 [09:46 PM]
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