Danny Tyree

Men’s Suits: Are They on The Endangered List? | Tyrades!

My octogenarian aunt has spoken wistfully of one of her older relatives who had operated a boarding house and required college students to show up… Continue reading

 

Thoughts That Should Keep You Awake at Night | Tyrades!

Author Harlan Ellison once dropped me a postcard remarking that my mind “works like a demented cuckoo clock.” In tribute to Ellison (who passed away… Continue reading

 

Are You Ready for A Cashless Society? | Tyrades!

Cash is king — but here comes the guillotine! I’ve heard numerous stories about pennies and nickels costing more to mint than they’re worth. But… Continue reading

 

Intuitive Eating: Eat Your Heart Out, Diet Industry! | Tyrades!

I’m seldom late to supper, but I am sometimes late to a topic. Right after I encountered several news items about the growing phenomenon of… Continue reading

Do You Deserve the Right to Repair Your Electronics? | Tyrades!

Remember the good ol’ days of shade tree mechanics, denim patches and Emmett’s Fix-It Shop on “Mayberry R.F.D.”? The growing complexity and fragility of high-tech… Continue reading

Are You Dying to Know Tomorrow’s Mood Today? | Tyrades!

According to NBC News, we are in the early stages of mood forecasting technology that could help stop bad moods even before they strike. (No,… Continue reading

Are You Suffering from Awards Fatigue? | Tyrades!

When I was a starstruck youth, I watched more than my fair share of televised awards programs; but in my nearly 28 years of wedded… Continue reading

Do You Hate Night Driving, Too? | Tyrades!

On a recent Saturday evening, I had the pleasure of picking up my son after his chess tournament. Whether on my quiet country road or… Continue reading

Do You Have Amazing Animal Journeys To Share? | Tyrades!

Although my family recently watched the 1943 “Lassie, Come Home” on TV, we haven’t seen the “in theaters now!” movie “A Dog’s Way Home” yet.… Continue reading

Prohibition: The Countdown To 100 Years | Tyrades!

It’s time to brush up on your knowledge of speakeasies, bathtub gin, demon rum, homebrew, bootlegging and other icons of the Roaring Twenties. January 16… Continue reading

Stop Me Before I Demolish A Credit Card Machine | Tyrades!

I knew it wasn’t just me! In recent weeks I’ve overheard multiple shoppers gripe about navigating the wildly dissimilar credit card setups at different establishments.… Continue reading

Celebrities We’ll Lose In 2019 | Tyrades!

Okay, maybe it’s a little misleading for me to headline a column “Celebrities We’ll Lose In 2019.” I’m not in possession of a crystal ball… Continue reading

News Flash: The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far from The Tyree | Tyrades!

Sentimental fool that I am, a recent change in my son’s extracurricular activities was like an early Christmas gift. Gideon has joined the staff of… Continue reading

Apollo 8, Christmas Eve 1968 and a Message for Today | Tyrades!

1968 was a year desperately in need of a Merry Christmas. The year had seen student protests worldwide, the Tet Offensive in the Vietnam War,… Continue reading

Tuna: A Bright Future or ‘Sorry, Charlie’? | Tyrades!

I’m a big fan of comfort foods, but a recent headline made me feel decidedly uncomfortable. “Tuna seeks return to salad days,” blared the Wall… Continue reading

Christmas Gifts For Bosses: Let The Stress Begin! | Tyrades!

Does your workplace have a tradition of employees giving a Christmas gift (er, holiday gift … um, scrupulously secular seasonal transfer of goods) to the… Continue reading

Are You Washing Your Hands Correctly? | Tyrades!

When I was a tyke, I always freaked out over the possible presence of “cat hairs and goims.” (Why a Tennessee farmboy pronounced “germs” like… Continue reading

Space Force: Boon or Boondoggle? | Tyrades!

When I was a preschooler, one of my favorite Saturday morning TV programs was “Fireball XL5,” which followed the missions of spaceship Fireball XL5, commanded… Continue reading

Stan Lee’s Message Lives On | Tyrades!

My lunch got off to a bad start on November 12 because of the news bulletin that rattled my phone. “Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee… Continue reading

What If Comic Strip Characters Aged Normally? | Tyrades!

Did you realize that November 24 marks the 100th birthday of the venerable (and still-published) comic strip “Gasoline Alley”? Besides presenting wholesome depictions of small-town… Continue reading