Danny Tyree

Star Wars Part VII: The Farce Awakens | TYRADES!

Ah, time — it travels faster than the Millennium Falcon.

Lennon Fans: 35 Years Later, We All Shine On | TYRADES!

Monday, December 8, 1980 started out as a good day for me.

Save Our High School Referees | TYRADES!

"Kill the umpire!" Although many regard such outbursts as being as American as baseball and apple pie, the tradition has taken a nasty turn in recent years.

Good Grief! A Charlie Brown Christmas Turns 50 | TYRADES!

Let's face it: "A Charlie Brown Christmas" (which reaches the half-century mark on December 9) was spawned in a whole different world.

America’s Grand Ole Opry Turns 90 | TYRADES!

News that the venerable "Grand Ole Opry" radio show turns 90 on November 28 starts my memories flowing.

In The Market To Rent A Mom? | TYRADES!

"Rent-a-Mom The Real Deal For Adults Needing Mother," blared a recent ABC News story.

Our Nation’s Veterans: Why They’re Special | TYRADES!

Make no mistake about it: every civilian who does his job conscientiously and delivers an honest day's work for an honest day's pay deserves a pat on the back.

Is This The Secret To A Happy Marriage? |TYRADES!

"Baby, you're the greatest!" That sentiment, expressed by Ralph Kramden of TV's classic "The Honeymooners" (after half an hour of scheming, arguing and offering one-way trips to the moon), just may be the key to a happy and lasting marriage.

Can The Experts Rescue Halloween? | TYRADES!

According to the National Retail Foundation, Americans will spend $6.9 billion on Halloween this year. To the untrained observer, that sounds as if the autumn celebration will be around forever; but I am concerned for the long-term health of the holiday.

Everyone Should Help With Teen Read Week | TYRADES!

True, my son Gideon is technically a PRE-teen, but he is such a voracious reader with such a large vocabulary that I feel I have a personal stake in promoting Teen Read Week (Oct. 18-24).

My Dog Ate My Blueprints | TYRADES!

"It takes a heap of shedding to make a house a home."

Where Is Queen Esther When We Need Her? | TYRADES!

"Where do these people COME from?" millions of decent folk ask when a pharmaceutical company executive raises prices of a life-saving drug by 5,000 percent, or when a clergyman sweeps a widespread child molestation scandal under the rug or when a dictator executes a general for dozing during a meeting.

Are You Kicking Yourself For Ignoring Footgolf? | TYRADES!

If a sport can make my bookworm wife raise her eyebrows and keep an open mind, it must really have potential.

Boy, I Miss the TV Class of 1965 | TYRADES!

As I begin my 41st year of collecting the Fall Preview issues of "TV Guide," my mind drifts back to the programs that turn 50 this fall.

Oldest Galaxy Discovered: Why It Matters | TYRADES!

According to Gizmodo, researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have discovered the oldest, most distant galaxy ever detected by earthlings.

Labor Day: 12 Random Thoughts | TYRADES!

Some schools started in early August, I haven't checked in on the MDA Telethon since Jerry Lewis was ousted as host and my family has no particular Labor Day traditions; but I do find myself pondering the holiday that salutes the accomplishments of America's workers.

Is Mankind Really Ready For Super Hearing? | TYRADES!

Will I finally be better equipped to deal with the hordes of the Terminally Oblivious?

Should Men Wear Shorts In The Office? TYRADES!

Will "aw shucks" businessmen someday say, "We put our pants on half a leg at a time, just like everyone else"?

70 Years of Perspective on Hiroshima and Nagasaki | TYRADES!

I guess my morbid streak has prepared me for the 70th anniversary of Victory over Japan Day (V-J Day) and the events leading up to it.

Has Your Car Been Cyber-Attacked Yet? | TYRADES!

So, did a recent "Wired" magazine article bring your complacency about automotive safety and privacy to a screeching halt?