Danny Tyree

The Top Stories of 2016: You Saw Them Here First | TYRADES!

This is not the year-end column I had intended to write.

Does Anyone Else Hate Doing Inventory? | TYRADES!

"A place for everything and everything in its place."

Christmas 2016: The Planning Begins Here | TYRADES!

If you're like most people, you get a warm holiday glow from donating to a Toys For Tots program, tossing money into the Salvation Army kettle or shoveling the snowy sidewalk of a neighborhood widow.

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?