Danny Tyree

Parking Is Such Sweet Sorrow | Tyrades!

Believe it or not, my only college-era clash with school authorities erupted because the campus was experiencing growing pains. Your cash-strapped author received a ticket… Continue reading

Jury Duty: Honor Or Agony? | Tyrades!

“Ask not what you can do for your country; ask if that really persistent hangnail qualifies you to deep-six the summons.” - JFK’s evil twin.… Continue reading

Happy 200th Birthday, Henry David Thoreau! | Tyrades!

“Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.”… Continue reading

Low-Impact Dirt Naps: Are They Right For You? | Tyrades!

“Where have all the graveyards gone? Gone to flowers every one. Oh, when will they ever learn?”— Pete Seeger and Joe Hickerson. “Well, excuse me… Continue reading

Mr. Tyree Doesn’t Go To Washington | Tyrades!

June 2017 was supposed to be the month my 13-year-old son Gideon went to Washington, D.C. on a youth tour. For reasons that had nothing… Continue reading

Daddy, Don’t You Evolve So Fast | Tyrades!

While using social media to research this Father’s Day column, I came across two types of people. Many folks chuckled with recognition when a tweet… Continue reading

How Much Do You Hate Property Taxes? | Tyrades!

Many people in my hometown have been freaking out over their property tax appraisals, so it was timely that I discovered a Motley Fool article… Continue reading

1967’s ‘Summer of Love’: Did It Earn The Title? | Tyrades!

I’ve always chafed at the term “love child” being reserved for the product of an illicit affair, thus implying that children born into a stable,… Continue reading

Star Wars Turns 40: Nostalgia And Worries | Tyrades!

“Seemingly yesterday, at a location just a couple of miles from my current home…” For me, that seems more appropriate than “Long ago in a… Continue reading

Bike Stunts: Are They Safe For Your Teen? | Tyrades!

Even before I read the May 4 Wall Street Journal, I knew a little something about adventurous bicycle-related activities. When I was a teenager, a… Continue reading

Bold Predictions For Mother’s Day 2037 | Tyrades!

Whether it’s a matter of hardwired instincts or dutifully handed-down rituals, we can all nod our heads and acknowledge that there are certain statements or… Continue reading

It’s A Bird! It’s A Plane! It’s An SUV! | Tyrades!

For the past two years, I’ve had the honor of driving my son to his middle school each morning. Although we’re 50 miles away from… Continue reading

Have You Talked To Your Children About Marijuana? | Tyrades!

Although I got vicarious pleasure from the American Dope Growers Union spoof on “Saturday Night Live” in 1977, my curiosity has never led me to… Continue reading

Stress Awareness Month: Can We Survive It? | Tyrades!

“Stress Awareness Month,” sponsored every April since 1992 by the Health Resource Network, is now half over. Are you stressed out that you haven’t done… Continue reading

Reflections On My Mother’s 90th Birthday | Tyrades!

As my mother’s 90th birthday arrives, I realize that in the nearly 57 years our lives have overlapped, we’ve never really TALKED. Sure, in the… Continue reading

Sears, Kmart, Malls: My New Worry List | Tyrades!

My wife and I met on a blind date at a Bonanza restaurant in a nearby shopping mall nearly 32 years ago, so it was… Continue reading

Happy 75th Birthday To Capitol Records! | Tyrades!

In the peak years of my scouring yard sales and junk shops for second-hand, dollar-bin vinyl record albums, I didn’t really focus on company labels.… Continue reading

Will The Nation’s Truckers Be Replaced By Robots? | Tyrades!

“It takes a special breed to be a truck drivin’ man/ And a steady hand to pull the load behind.” — Merle Haggard. In my… Continue reading

Let’s Applaud History’s Greatest Teenagers | Tyrades!

Help! There’s suddenly a teenager in the Tyree house! Yes, my son Gideon just turned 13. He’s a good kid with a bright future, but… Continue reading

Senior Discounts: Boon Or Menace? | Tyrades!

My mother’s favorite supermarket is undergoing a mysterious “repeal and replace” operation with its senior discount program. Of course nerves are on edge. Senior discounts… Continue reading