Danny Tyree

Still Paying For Christmas 2016? Atta Boy, Clarence! | Tyrades!

It’s beginning to look a lot like debt collectors, everywhere you go… According to the NerdWallet personal finance website, a distressing number of shoppers are… Continue reading

Could You Pass A ‘Good Citizen’ Test? Really?? | Tyrades!

My son Gideon’s former elementary school awarded (and still awards) a weekly “good citizen” award to a student who does an outstanding job with teamwork,… Continue reading

The NHL Turns 100: What Lies Ahead? | Tyrades!

Let’s start with a disclaimer, just so I’m not skating on thin ice. My credentials for writing about the National Hockey League can be summed… Continue reading

Thanksgiving: Have You Already Missed It??? | Tyrades!

As far as Thanksgiving songs are concerned, “Over the River and Through the Woods” may soon be replaced by rock group Chicago’s “Does Anybody Really… Continue reading

“Casablanca” Turns 75: We’ll Always Have Parodists | Tyrades!

When I was in my late teens, a Nashville TV station ran a late-night double-feature of Humphrey Bogart movies. Immersed in the nostalgia craze, I… Continue reading

Will Your Job Be Extinct by 2030? | Tyrades!

Give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a single day. TEACH a man to fish and eventually someone will invent a fishing ROBOT… Continue reading

Is “Trunk or Treat” A Halloween Heresy? | Tyrades!

My family will be participating in two or three “trunk or treat” activities this month, but I’ve learned that the trend of going from car… Continue reading

The Protestant Reformation: 500 Fun-Filled Years | Tyrades!

Did you realize that October 31 marks 500 years since Martin Luther presented his famous “95 theses” about abuses by the Roman Catholic Church? (October… Continue reading

Darius Rucker, New Experiences And You | Tyrades!

“When was the last time you did something for the first time?” When I heard Darius Rucker’s invitation to spontaneity on my car radio, I… Continue reading

Save Your Back, While There Is Still Time! | Tyrades!

I have witnessed my 13-year-old son Gideon wrestle with his unwieldy school backpack often enough to nod knowingly when I encountered the NBC News story… Continue reading

They Grow Up So Quickly – Or Do They??? | Tyrades!

According to Agence France-Presse (AFP) news service, researchers have found what they call a “broad-based cultural shift” in teen behavior. Writing in the journal “Child… Continue reading

Gay or Straight? The Computer (Thinks It) Knows! | Tyrades!

According to “Newsweek” and MSNBC, Stanford University researchers have reported startling accuracy in predicting sexual orientation by using artificial intelligence (AI) analysis of facial features… Continue reading

Network TV: Does It Deserve To Live? | Tyrades!

I am tickled to continue my 43-year tradition of obtaining the Fall Preview “TV Guide,” but Associated Press TV critic Frazier Moore seems despondent about… Continue reading

Tired, Poor, Huddled Masses Yearning To Play Lottery | Tyrades!

A couple of years ago I was a pallbearer for a fellow in denial about his gambling addiction, so I viewed with interest the Wall… Continue reading

Labor Day 2037: Expect The Unexpected | Tyrades!

Will Labor Day be recognizable in another 20 years? Certainly, changes in culture, politics and technology will affect the love-hate relationship between capital and labor.Dizzying… Continue reading

Remembering The King of the Comic Books | Tyrades!

Duos. When I was growing up in the Sixties, I depended on Huntley and Brinkley for the news, Flatt and Scruggs for bluegrass music, Rowan… Continue reading

The Total Solar Eclipse: One Curmudgeon’s Opinion | Tyrades!

Have you purchased your $500 bottle of Solar Red Wine? It’s one of countless products created to cash in on the total solar eclipse that… Continue reading

Elvis: Has He Really Been Gone 40 Years? | Tyrades!

When I think about the 40th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley (August 16), it seems we were living in a completely different world… Continue reading

Who Knew Dogs Could Keep You So Healthy? | Tyrades!

Alas, we haven’t been a “dog family” since we had to euthanize poor old Turpy; but a time.com article titled “More Evidence That Owning A… Continue reading

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