Danny Tyree

My War On Shoelaces Marches Into 2018 | Tyrades!

Will 2018 be the year when I finally stomp out my footwear malfunctions? Perhaps I can even inspire others. A quick Google search reveals a… Continue reading

Did The Pentagon Act Alone In Employing UFO Hunters? | Tyrades!

When I was in sixth grade, my impassioned 4-H speech about the possibility of extraterrestrial visitors didn’t even merit an Honorable Mention (my fifth-grade speech… Continue reading

Remember Nursing Home Patients At Christmas | Tyrades!

At this festive time of year, it is good to remember those who will probably never again personally experience “city sidewalks, busy sidewalks, dressed in… Continue reading

Hottest Baby Names of 2018? Don’t Know, Don’t Care | Tyrades!

It’s a dreaded holiday tradition. Couples who are expecting a child (or trying to conceive) receive unsolicited naming ideas (some casually suggested, some “suggested” with… Continue reading

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