Danny Tyree

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

Did The Pentagon Act Alone In Employing UFO Hunters? | Tyrades!

When I was in sixth grade, my impassioned 4-H speech about the possibility of extraterrestrial visitors didn’t even merit an Honorable Mention (my fifth-grade speech… Continue reading

Remember Nursing Home Patients At Christmas | Tyrades!

At this festive time of year, it is good to remember those who will probably never again personally experience “city sidewalks, busy sidewalks, dressed in… Continue reading

Hottest Baby Names of 2018? Don’t Know, Don’t Care | Tyrades!

It’s a dreaded holiday tradition. Couples who are expecting a child (or trying to conceive) receive unsolicited naming ideas (some casually suggested, some “suggested” with… Continue reading

Still Paying For Christmas 2016? Atta Boy, Clarence! | Tyrades!

It’s beginning to look a lot like debt collectors, everywhere you go… According to the NerdWallet personal finance website, a distressing number of shoppers are… Continue reading

Could You Pass A ‘Good Citizen’ Test? Really?? | Tyrades!

My son Gideon’s former elementary school awarded (and still awards) a weekly “good citizen” award to a student who does an outstanding job with teamwork,… Continue reading

The NHL Turns 100: What Lies Ahead? | Tyrades!

Let’s start with a disclaimer, just so I’m not skating on thin ice. My credentials for writing about the National Hockey League can be summed… Continue reading

Thanksgiving: Have You Already Missed It??? | Tyrades!

As far as Thanksgiving songs are concerned, “Over the River and Through the Woods” may soon be replaced by rock group Chicago’s “Does Anybody Really… Continue reading