Danny Tyree

Grease’ Turns 40! Peachy Keen, Jellybean! | Tyrades!

For your least-favorite local eatery, the headline “Grease Turns 40” might elicit chuckles of “I TOLD you those bribes to the health inspector would pay… Continue reading

 

Downsizing: 20 Mirthful Years | Tyrades!

My son thought I was kidding him, but I really am writing about the LIGHTER SIDE of the 20th anniversary of being downsized out of… Continue reading

 

Are You Suffering From Funeral Fatigue? | Tyrades!

“Tell me something GOOD.” My mother sometimes answers the phone that way, when she has reached her limit of political bickering, Hollywood scandals, televised terrorist… Continue reading

 

Vacationers Of A Certain Age | Tyrades!

My family has just finished an Orlando-area vacation, and while my wife is several years younger than I, it’s more blindingly obvious than ever that… Continue reading

Is Your Town Bribing New Residents? | Tyrades!

The fact that the U.S. unemployment rate is at a 17-year low does have a downside. (And not just the downside of our being unable… Continue reading

The Royal Wedding: Something For Everyone | Tyrades!

I’m an early riser, so I may very well watch the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19, just as I watched… Continue reading

Should We Lower The Voting Age To 16? | Tyrades!

According to NBC News, the majority of the Washington, D.C. council as well as the mayor and the “Washington Post” are pushing a bill that… Continue reading

Can Your Family Handle A Day Without Complaints? | Tyrades!

Did you notice that Thomas Lickona recently adapted a portion of his book “How to Raise Kind Kids” into the online “Time Magazine” article “How… Continue reading

Help! We Need These Apps For Spring! | Tyrades!

“In spring a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of wearing out his thumbs on the keyboard.” - with apologies to Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Late… Continue reading

Are Supermarkets Becoming the Center of Your Life? | Tyrades!

I guess those shoppers were ahead of their time. My mother stumbled across some yellowing editions of our local newspaper from 1976 and 1977. One… Continue reading

Plastic Packaging: Is This the Beginning of the End? | Tyrades!

“There’s a great future in plastics. Think about it? Will you think about it?” That advice, delivered to Dustin Hoffman’s character in the 1967 movie… Continue reading

America’s Farmers Work Doubly Hard For The Money | Tyrades!

In my 19 years of working for a farmers cooperative, I’ve seen all types of farmers and ranchers. There have always been “weekend farmers” for… Continue reading

Are You Excited About Rock ‘n’ Roll Farewell Tours? | Tyrades!

I think I jinxed myself when I told my wife that Neil Diamond was one of the few singers I might actually go to the… Continue reading

Are Your Old Photos a Ticking Time Bomb? | Tyrades!

For most of my adult life, I kicked myself because I had carried a one-of-a-kind childhood photo (featuring me, my brother and our cousins) in… Continue reading

Is Your House A Home Yet? | Tyrades!

“It takes a heap o’ livin’ in a house t’ make it home.” - Edgar Albert Guest. It’s hard to believe, but this month marks… Continue reading

Will Male Infertility Doom Mankind? | Tyrades!

According to the British newspaper The Telegraph, if problems continue at the current rate, the entire human race could be infertile in just 50 years.… Continue reading

Raw Water: Threat Or Menace? | Tyrades!

Thirty-plus years ago, aunt Addie Lee dropped in on the farmhouse that my parents used for storage and family cookouts. She quaffed a glass of… Continue reading

Sock It To Me: ‘Laugh-In’ Turns 50 | Tyrades!

Am I excited about the upcoming (Jan. 22) 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking NBC comedy-variety series “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In”? You bet your sweet bippy!… Continue reading

It’s Winter! Get With The Program! | Tyrades!

Much of the nation has been suffering from a cold snap of epic proportions, but there are always a few jokers who don’t get the… Continue reading

My War On Shoelaces Marches Into 2018 | Tyrades!

Will 2018 be the year when I finally stomp out my footwear malfunctions? Perhaps I can even inspire others. A quick Google search reveals a… Continue reading