Danny Tyree

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

Do Obituaries Really Have To Be Polite? | Tyrades!

“The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.” — William Shakespeare. The story went viral, so you’ve… Continue reading

Are School Newspapers Hanging By A Thread? | Tyrades!

I wish I could tell you that my old alma mater (Marshall County High School in Lewisburg, Tennessee) still publishes a student newspaper, but that… Continue reading

Presidents’ Day: Untold Stories Abound | Tyrades!

Since Presidents’ Day is fast approaching, it is appropriate that three of the books I’m currently juggling on my Kindle Fire are “Lady Bird and… Continue reading

30 Valentine’s Days: Where Did The Time Go? | Tyrades!

While brainstorming angles for this Valentine’s Day column, it suddenly occurred to me that this February 14 will be the 30th my wife and I… Continue reading

Tyree Blows His Top Over Ringling Bros. | Tyrades!

The circus and I go way back. Most of my childhood memories are unanchored by a calendar; but on July 8, 1966 I cajoled my… Continue reading

Save Our School Talent Shows | Tyrades!

It seems there’s a shortage of the old Hollywood Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland “Hey, kids - let’s put on a show!” exuberance. My son… Continue reading

Should Bothering Employees After Work Hours Be Illegal? | Danny Tyree

On January 1, France implemented a new law that gives workers the legal “right to disconnect” from emails and other digital correspondence from co-workers and… Continue reading

New Year’s Resolutions Have A Tragic History | Tyrades!

If your New Year’s resolutions crash and burn, don’t despair. According to an article in “Forbes” magazine, only eight percent of people achieve their New… Continue reading

Embrace Those Tidings Of Comfort and Joy | TYRADES!

Believe me, I understand if you’re ambivalent or even disdainful of the religious aspects of Christmas. I understand why you couldn’t care less which festive… Continue reading

The Grinch Turns 50! | Tyrades!

I’ll bet you a can of Who Hash that you didn’t realize the classic holiday special “Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas” (based on… Continue reading

Pearl Harbor: The 75th Anniversary | Tyrades!

When I was a preschooler, I lived across the road from Rufus Foster. I still attend church with his widow. One of many memorable things… Continue reading