Danny Tyree

You Might Be An Irresponsible Pet Owner If… | Tyrades!

As a responsible pet owner, I’m usually exasperated by the human race at this point every summer. I have to endure listening to the media… Continue reading

Have You Made These Blunders On A First Date? | Tyrades!

I have done the math. I’m neither bragging nor complaining — just stating the facts: including my initial meeting with my wife, I’ve gone on… Continue reading

Self-Service: Where Does It Go From Here? | Tyrades!

Sure, you’re long-accustomed to schlepping through crowded lines at fast-food chains (aka “your friendly neighborhood hospice care center for condiment dispensers”) and have grudgingly accepted… Continue reading

A Special Time: Backyard Fireworks With Hardly Any Supervision | Tyrades!

I’m looking forward to another professionally orchestrated fireworks display at our municipal recreation center this Independence Day, but nothing can quite match my childhood memories… Continue reading

Should College Freshmen Pick Their Own Roommates? | Tyrades!

According to the Washington Post, at some universities, nearly 50 percent of first-year students have already screened and selected a roommate before moving into a… Continue reading

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