Danny Tyree

Mork, Taxi, WKRP: Happy 40th Anniversaries! | Tyrades!

As a college freshman in the fall of 1978, I spent countless evenings camped near the TV in the dorm lobby. And why not? Three… Continue reading

Teens, Would It Kill You To Open A Book? | Tyrades!

Call me a nuanced curmudgeon. I’m not so bothered by the AMOUNT of time that teenagers spend with the internet and/or digital devices as by… Continue reading

Middle America, Are You Ready For Your Face Tattoos? | Tyrades!

Like many kids, I had a dalliance with washable temporary tattoos. As a teen, I tried (unsuccessfully) to market a comic strip about a tattoo… Continue reading

Can The Beer Industry Still Brew Up A Comeback? | Tyrades!

It’s a drastically different world than when I was working a summertime job during college. The first summer, a middle-aged co-worker would proudly pat his… Continue reading

Will You Survive National Garage Sale Day? | Tyrades!

I have browsed umpteen garage and yard sales over the years and used to help my mother display her collectibles in her neighborhood’s miles-long event.… Continue reading

Naked Vacations: Yes, That’s A Thing | Tyrades!

According to NBC News, the travel industry’s latest trend is the “nacation.” As the name implies, a nacation is a “naked vacation.” Florida alone has… Continue reading

‘Body Language Experts’: Do They Do A Body Good? | Tyrades!

Nonverbal cues ain’t what they used to be. Once upon a time (unless you were Mr. Oblivious), a little common sense would tell you that… Continue reading

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