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Tonya Ratliff-Garrison
Worked at American Paint Horse Association
Attended Round Rock High School
Lives in Fort Worth, Texas
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Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Celebrate by doing something great, then tell us about it here! http://shack.net/1DUPobg
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Earlier this month, a study published in Cell suggests CHD8, a gene that regulates the structure of DNA, is the closest thing so far to an “autism gene.” Researchers first linked mutations in CHD8 ...
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Originally posted on My Puzzling Piece: A Glance Into MY Puzzling Existance:Shame and the Unwanted Identity By Guest Blogger Rachel McNamara [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Evwgu369Jw[/embed] A Facebook friend posted a youtube video that I found…
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To further my practice of meditation, I started reading “Modern Buddhism: The Path of Compassion and Wisdom” a couple of days ago. Last night, I was about to put the book down and go to sleep when I came across this passage: “The mind that thinks every…
To further my practice of meditation, I started reading "Modern Buddhism: The Path of Compassion and Wisdom" a couple of days ago. Last night, I was about to put the book down and go to sleep when ...
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I’m a regular viewer of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, and often they will have authors on their show that intrigue me enough to pick up their books to read. In October 2013, Jon Stewart interviewed David Mitchell, author of “Cloud Atlas,” about a book…
I'm a regular viewer of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, and often they will have authors on their show that intrigue me enough to pick up their books to read. In October 2013, Jon Stewart intervie...
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I highly recommend viewing this TED video (it’s only like 15 minutes long) where Wendy Chung of the Simons Foundation discusses what has been discovered about autism and what is still not known. Also, if you are on the autism spectrum or are a family…
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Earlier this month, a study published in Cell suggests CHD8, a gene that regulates the structure of DNA, is the closest thing so far to an “autism gene.” Researchers first linked mutations in CHD8 to autism in 2012, finding the transfigured gene in 15…
Earlier this month, a study published in Cell suggests CHD8, a gene that regulates the structure of DNA, is the closest thing so far to an “autism gene.” Researchers first linked mutations in CHD8 ...
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I’ve always thought of Jon Stewart as the modern day Will Rogers. He and Stephen Colbert are my usual nightly ritual before bed Monday through Thursday. I appreciate (and envy) their wit and biting satire, and how they bring issues to light that the…
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I got my geek on Thursday night and went to see “X-Men: Days of Future Past.“ I really enjoyed the movie but it got me to thinking: Is being an Aspie like being an X-Men mutant? The similarities are there: Aspies have amazing abilities but are ostracized…
I got my geek on Thursday night and went to see "X-Men: Days of Future Past." I really enjoyed the movie but it got me to thinking: Is being an Aspie like being an X-Men mutant? The similarities ar...
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I’ve started meditating, and it’s probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life. Sitting still and doing nothing other than breathing for minutes on end should be easy, right? Wrong! I’ve gotten myself up to 8 minutes and I’m shooting for…
I've started meditating, and it's probably one of the hardest things I've ever done in my life. Sitting still and doing nothing other than breathing for minutes on end should be easy, right? Wrong!...
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Taking a Single Step

I’m on a journey of reinvention. It’s taking me a little over six months, but I have finally accepted that my old life will not return. It’s time to move on. In February, a dream job as executive editor of Spirit magazine materialized. I quickly emailed…
I'm on a journey of reinvention. It's taking me a little over six months, but I have finally accepted that my old life will not return. It's time to move on. In February, a dream job as executive e...
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Education
  • Round Rock High School
    1981
  • St. Edwards University
    1988
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Female
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Other names
Tonya Ratliff, Tonya Garrison
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Introduction
Unemployed editor, writer and photographer who, at the age of 50, is in the process of reinventing herself. I've been married to Robin Garrison for 25 years and have four children -- Tobe, 30; Britton, 28; Tyler, 24; & Teysha, 23 -- and one grandson -- Austin, 7.
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Occupation
Innovator of Creative Content
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Editor, Writer, Photographer, Designer, Idealist
Employment
  • American Paint Horse Association
    Editor, 2010 - 2013
  • Austin American-Statesma
    Copy Editor, 1982 - 1989
  • Post Register
    Special Sections Editor, 1990 - 1994
  • Valley Morning Star
    Assistant Managing Editor, 1994 - 1997
  • Bellingham Herald
    Features Editor, 1997 - 2000
  • AgWeb.com
    Editor, 2000 - 2003
  • American Quarter Horse Journal
    Field Editor, 2004 - 2009
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Currently
Fort Worth, Texas
Previously
Austin, Texas - Bellngham, Washington - Pocatello, Idaho - Idaho Falls, Idaho - Des Moines, Iowa - Duval, Washington - Storm Lake, Iowa - Weslaco, Texas - Harlingen, Texas - Amarillo, Texas
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Dr. Spencer Hoyt is the best dentist in the DFW metro area. He really cares about his patients and wants the best for them--both in health and looks. I feel lucky that I was able to find such a great dentist. He has gone out of his way to make me feel comfortable and ensure I have the best smile possible. I've sent several friends to him and they all love him too. He'll also work with patients who don't have insurance to ensure they have the best dental care possible. Thank you, Dr. Hoyt!
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
This is probably one of the top 5 companies to work for in Fort Worth, Texas! They genuinely care about their employees and community. I'm so lucky to have been hired on here!
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
I have bought a couch and a big screen TV from Sam's Furniture and they have always been so helpful and friendly. They are not pushy either or into high pressure sales. And after I get my payments paid off, they always send me a nice thank you card with a scratch lottery ticket in it. I don't know of any other company that does that! We will be going back to Sam's soon to buy a front-load washer and dryer and I know I can depend on them to have the best price, the best quality and the best customer service. Thanks!
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Quality: Very GoodAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Our first experience here wasn't good but since then ownership has changed and they are making a real effort to bring back the City Hall that we all once loved. Their wine list is sparse right now as they update the menu and restaurant but the food is much much better. The wait staff is wonderful and very attentive to your needs and wants. And the managers want your opinion on how they can improve your City Hall experience. The prices have also been lowered on the menu. This place is worth giving a second chance. Head back and give them another try.
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Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
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I have been seeing Dr. Krieg as my primary physician since 2010 and she has been the best doctor I have ever had. She is very attentive, understanding and thorough. When I had a cancer scare, she called me personally in the evening after her work hours to talk to me and reassure me that she was there to help. Her staff is wonderful and often call me to remind me that I need to come in for my regular appointments or that I need to get prescriptions refilled. The only thing I wish is Dr. Krieg would move south of 820. I hate having to travel up through that traffic nightmare to go and see her but, frankly, Dr. Krieg is worth it. I don't think I could find a better doctor in the DFW area!
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Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
This is the best Mexican food I have had since moving up to Fort Worth from the Rio Grande Valley. Very, very good. Place is small though and they only take cash. But you know it's the best because there is always a line out the door and pretty much only Spanish is spoken in the restaurant. Only open Monday-Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until they run out food.
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I took my two dogs in last week--one for shots and the other to be neutered and both to be microchipped. I had gone to this clinic because it was part of the Pet Assure program in which veterinarians give clients a 25% discount. The clinic did not want to honor this program but finally did give me a15% discount. What really floored me though was my bill! It was over $500. I was floored. It was my fault for not asking upfront how much they charged to neuter a dog that had both testicles descended but I never expected that it would be $225. And after writing a check for such a large amount of money, I never saw the doctor even once. He never came out to introduce himself nor to tell me about how my dog handled the surgery, etc. You would think when you write such a large check that he would at least come out and shake your hand. I'll be looking for another vet now.
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Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago