Danny Tyree

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

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.)