Danny Tyree

Are You Dying To Write Your Own Obituary? TYRADES

Are you an unsung hero? Do those you encounter not appreciate the "real" you? Must you always having the last word? Then you might be interested in the new trend spotted by USA Today: self-penned obituaries, also known as "selfie obits" or "autobituaries."

Edwin Lewis Tyree: The Untold Story | TYRADES!

At last, the story can be told! February 11 marks the 15th anniversary of my father's fatal heart attack. Time has erased much of the sting, but every day I find myself blurting out one Dad phrase or another (such as "There's no such thing as a simple job" or "Hubba hubba, man — let's hubba hubba"). As Paul Overstreet sang, "I'm beginning to see my father in me."

Valentine’s Day: No ‘Tipping’ Allowed | TYRADES!

The internet is really wasted on me and wife Melissa around Valentine's Day. If you do a news search for "Valentine's Day," there are tips, hints, reminders, suggestions, pointers and guilt trips aplenty — but none that really mesh with our lifestyle.

Protest Songs: Where Has All The Common Sense Gone? TYRADES!

According to an essay published by New America Foundation (and reprinted on "Time" magazine's website), protest songs are enjoying a resurgence, after falling below society's radar for a few years.

Would You Pay $80 An Hour For Hugs? TYRADES

On second thought, maybe I should discourage my son from pursuing a career in engineering.

The Battle of New Orleans: The Anniversary | TYRADES!

Just a reminder: Jan. 8 marks the anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans, the last major encounter of The War of 1812.

Empty Seats At The Christmas Table | TYRADES!

I'm writing one of my infrequent serious columns, because I realize there is more to Christmas than non-stop holly jolly mirth.

Christmas Parades: Let The Fighting Begin | TYRADES!

My little sixth-grader Gideon just participated in his first Christmas parade (riding a float for the Westhills Elementary School Honors Club), and a good time seemed to be had by all; but curmudgeon that I am, I wanted to peek at the dark underbelly of the tradition.

Net Neutrality, Pet Neutrality, Whatever | TYRADES!

Usually when a burning issue arises, I feel compelled to squeeze every last drop of my own phrasing, logic and wit into this limited space.

De-Cluttering Your House, And Other Subversive Acts | TYRADES!

As the old Tyree luck would have it, I was near the end of my month-long exile from work (following laser prostate surgery) before I stumbled across the book "5 Days To A Clutter-Free House: Quick, Easy Ways To Clear Up Your Space."

Nylon Hose: Celebrating A 75-Year ‘Run’ | TYRADES!

A garment that has elicited a lot of wolf whistles is turning 75 years old.

Pet Hospices: Teaching Old Owners New Tricks | TYRADES!

For those arriving late: I love to sink my teeth into the newest silly fad and satirize it until it resembles something the cat dragged in.

Gilligan’s Island Turns 50: A Shipwreck of A Column | TYRADES

Just sit right back and you'll endure a tale... September 26 marks the 50th anniversary of the classic TV sitcom "Gilligan's Island."

Carbon Pawprint: Should Pets Be Banned? TYRADES

Could it be that the "elephant in the room" is literally an elephant in the room?

Don’t Take Truck Drivers For Granted | TYRADES!

Are you ready for long waits, bare store shelves and higher prices?

Rage, Rage Against The Editing of the Songs | TYRADES!

If you're frustrated by the skimpiness of "fun-size" candy, wait until you hear some "fun-size" songs.