Danny Tyree

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

Tyree Demolishes The 25 Greatest Inventions of 2016 | Tyrades!

“The Best 25 Inventions of 2016” blares the cover of the November 16 issue of “Time.” I don’t have the space to do injustice to… Continue reading

Will The Election Ruin Your Thanksgiving Dinner? | Tyrades!

According to the New York Daily News, the 2016 presidential election is dividing families on Thanksgiving. Don’t be surprised if the occasion brings empty seats… Continue reading

Mandatory Adult Education: Is That Our Future? | Tyrades!

In her job as a community college biology teacher, my wife encounters many older students who have decided to reinvent themselves following widowhood, divorce or… Continue reading

The Great Pumpkin Celebrates 50 Sincere Years | TYRADES!

Remember a time when autumn meant burning leaves instead of burning Samsung Note 7 phones?

The Historic Preservation Act: 50 Fun Years | TYRADES!

A disturbing number of the rustic 19th-century farmhouses, quaint dry goods emporiums and fascinatingly grimy automotive garages I remember from childhood have, over the years, burned down or met with a wrecking ball.

National Newspaper Week: This Time It’s Personal | TYRADES!

"So, are you still writing for the paper?"

Parenting With Precision: Are We There Yet? | TYRADES!

"I wish I'd found you 10 or 12 years ago!"

Are You Dying To Write A Goodbye Letter? | TYRADES!

In my spare moments, I'm jotting down ideas for my raw-yet-funny memoirs ("like" my Facebook page"Tyree's Tyrades" for updates on that and other book projects), so I was intrigued when I saw a Washington Post article by VJ Periyakoil, M.D.

Alumni Football: There Is No Spry In ‘Team’ | TYRADES!

"Glory days, well, they'll pass you by/Glory days, in the wink of a young girl's eye/But fork over $125 and sign this waiver/and, my friend, you're still The Guy."(With apologies to Bruce Springsteen.)

Hey, Hey It’s The Monkees’ Golden Anniversary | TYRADES!

In this Tapioca Tundra of a world, it's a blessing when you can find a kindred spirit.

‘Star Trek’ Turns 50 | TYRADES!

Not too long after the September 8, 1966 premiere of TV's "Star Trek" (or "Star Trick," as I misheard the title), my "no nonsense" grandfather unloaded on my father.

This Column May Be Monitored For Quality Assurance | TYRADES!

Don't answer out loud if you're reading this at work, but how do you feel about employers using sensor-bearing armbands and other "wearable" tech to monitor employee performance?

Have You Thanked Your Physical Therapist Today?| TYRADES!

I've been undergoing physical therapy as a result of a compression fracture, and my physical therapist (Amy) got a "deer in the headlights" look when I said I would be WRITING about physical therapy this week.

World’s Final VCR Produced | TYRADES!

Every Monday night in the fall of 1975, I ran until I was out of breath.

Vacation 2016: The Tyrees Do Dollywood | TYRADES!!

When my wife, son Gideon (age 12) and I made our latest pilgrimage to the Dollywood theme park earlier this month, it reminded me of 1967, when my parents took my younger brother and me to Goldrush Junction (which, like Rebel Railroad and Silver Dollar City, was one of the earlier incarnations of Dollywood).

Rest In Peace, King of the Hobby Magazines | TYRADES!

I don't make a hobby out of collecting obituaries, but sometimes I stumble across one that particularly moves me.

Recreational Walking: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly | TYRADES!

I started walking the day I turned eight months old, and now it seems I've started my second childhood.

U.S. Bicentennial Turns 40! | TYRADES!

As we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Bicentennial, the memories come flooding back.

Best And Worst States For Children Revealed | TYRADES!

What's it like to be a child in your state? A six-year study by the Annie E. Casey Foundation assessed states on factors such as economic well-being, education, health, family and community.