FOCAL POINT

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Focal Point: Smiling down from the fence

Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:26 am

Focal Point: Smiling down from the fence By Dave Berry, dvberry@tylerpaper.com
“An elm tree still stands facing what was once the Murrah Building … The tree signaled the passing seasons: Spring blooms giving way to summer, autumn colors, and the starkness of wint...


Focal Point: Skiing amid the whitecaps

Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:33 pm

Focal Point: Skiing amid the whitecaps By Dave Berry, dvberry@tylerpaper.com
“I am always ready to learn; although, I do not always like being taught.”

y father was a patient teacher.


Focal Point: Where Does Inspiration Come From?

Wed Jul 9, 2014 12:13 am

By Dave Berry, dvberry@tylerpaper.com
“A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.”

Antoine de
Saint-Exupery


Focal Point: What Do I Owe You?

Wed Jul 2, 2014 12:12 am

By Dave Berry, dvberry@tylerpaper.com
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”Thomas A. EdisonI worked the midnight-to-8 shift. … Full service, pumping gas at Les & Paul’s Gu...


Focal Point: Never pass up a blue boat

Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:50 pm

Focal Point: Never pass up a blue boat By Dave Berry, dvberry@tylerpaper.com
“Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.”

— William Butler Yeats


Focal Point - Writing: How hard can it be?

Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:19 am

By Dave Berry, dvberry@tylerpaper.com
“There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” W. Somerset Maugham“Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very’; your editor...


Focal Point: Greatest Spectacle on Radio

Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:46 pm

Focal Point: Greatest Spectacle on Radio By DAVE BERRY dvberry@tylerpaper.com
“If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough.”― Mario Andretti As the green flag dropped at Texas Motor Speedway this past weekend and the field of Indy...


Focal Point: Days of Heat; Nights of Wonder

Wed Jun 4, 2014 12:40 am

Focal Point: Days of Heat; Nights of Wonder By Dave Berry, dvberry@tylerpaper.com
“I inherited that calm from my father, who was a farmer. You sow, you wait for good or bad weather, you harvest, but working is something you always need to do.”— Miguel Indurain&...


Focal Point: Why they fought; why we care

Wed May 28, 2014 12:19 am

Focal Point: Why they fought; why we care By Dave Berry, dvberry@tylerpaper.com
“We will remember the Heroes Flight for the rest of our lives. … We’ve had a barrel of fun. There will be things I will remember for the rest of my life, whether that be short or...


Focal Point: Silence in the Gardens of Stone

Sun May 25, 2014 11:01 pm

Focal Point: Silence in the Gardens of Stone By Dave Berry, dvberry@tylerpaper.com
A quiet pervades the cemetery.

Not “so quiet you can hear a pin drop,” just comfortable, reverent silence.


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