Tyler Mayforth

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More Responsibility? No Problem

Moving to Georgia forced me out of my comfort zone. That doesn’t go for just in life, but at work — as I’ve mentioned before. Recently my bosses wanted to see how I handled the responsibility of designing the A section. Yes, the front page and all of that good stuff. Was I nervous? I’d…

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Georgia, Unbeaten Kentucky and The Big Time

  There was a certain buzz around Athens, Georgia earlier this week. As soon as the Georgia Bulldogs dismantled Missouri last Saturday, the town’s focus shifted to Tuesday’s home finale against none other than Kentucky. Yes, those Wildcats who are kind of good at college basketball (29-0 at the time, No. 1 in the nation…

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Making It Work On The Side

When I moved to Georgia, I knew the days of my byline appearing daily in the newspaper were gone — at least for time being. That was no longer my job. Once you’re bitten by the writing bug, like I was at a very young age (but more on that later), it’s impossible to go…

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Hitting a Groove in Georgia

There are few feelings as gratifying as hitting a groove. Any current or former athlete can attest to that statement. Now that I’m out of my truly competitive days as an athlete — weekly trips to play disc golf notwithstanding — I try to find my rhythm other places. Recently, that spot has been in…

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Disc Golf Thrives in Georgia

Who knew Georgia had such a strong disc golf scene? Seriously, though. Who knew? Back in Texas, there were more than enough courses within driving distance of San Marcos. I routinely spent time on Texas State University’s 21-hole tract, Steeplechase Park in nearby Kyle and on occasion, Circle C Metropolitan Park (which features two holes…

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Updating Social Media After Georgia Move

One of the toughest things I had to leave in Texas when I moved to Georgia was my presence on social media. As trivial as that might sound, I built my following from the ground up. Heck, when I moved to San Marcos, Twitter barely moved the needle. I doubt Facebook even considered the inception…

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From Texas to Georgia

Wow. Has it really been 10 months since my last post? That’s insane. Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. ~ Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Let me take this time to recap the biggest change in my life since April 2014. I’m no…

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Validation and Vindication

The call couldn’t have come at a better time. Moments earlier, I began seriously doubting just about everything that was about to transpire on my shotgun trip to New Orleans to see Wrestlemania XXX. Was I spending too much on tickets? Did I make the right decision on where to stay? Would my assistant be…

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Time To Plug In The Missing Piece

I love the thrill of working on a deadline. Whether it’s hammering out a game story from a tight, overtime thriller, designing a full section or anything in between, there is nothing like the rush of putting together solid work under time-constrained pressure. To me, that’s not stressful: That’s fun. Where I feel anxiety —…

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Not Just The World’s Toughest Canoe Race

What’s in a nickname? Apparently everything for the Texas Water Safari. This 260-mile trek in the Lone Star State from San Marcos to Seadrift is affectionately dubbed “The World’s Toughest Canoe Race.” Each year hundreds of brave paddlers test their emotional, mental and physical fortitude in this truly life-changing event that gives contestants four days…

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