Danny Tyree

Do You Live In One of the Fun States? | Tyrades!

“You think there’s not a lot goin’ on/But look closer, baby, you’re so wrong…” - from the theme to Canada’s brilliant “Corner Gas” TV show.… Continue reading

 

The Year Without A Father’s Day | Tyrades!

“This is the time to remember, ‘cause it will not last forever.” - Billy Joel According to the National Retail Federation, Americans will spend a… Continue reading

 

How Will Your Family Mark D-Day’s 75th Anniversary? | Tyrades!

Twenty years ago this June, when my father’s youngest sister Gwendol passed away, I glanced over at dad during the funeral and thought, “He looks… Continue reading

 

Are Four-Day School Weeks the Wave of the Future? | Tyrades!

According to NBC News, a growing number of school districts (especially in rural areas) are experimenting with a four-day week. In many cases, school boards… Continue reading

Is A Robot Preparing Your Pink Slip? | Tyrades!

After I started working at a convenience market during high school, it irked me when the boss stood at the back of the store and… Continue reading

Do We Need More (Intentional) Comedians in Public Office? | Tyrades!

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. A priest, a rabbi and a minister walk into a polling place — and a comedian gets elected… Continue reading

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