Danny Tyree

Can Scooby-Doo Really Be 50 Years Old? | Tyrades!

Do you long for the days when the only outbursts our delicate ears had to worry about were the Z word (“Zoinks!”) and the J… Continue reading

Are You Under the Sway of Kid Influencers? | Danny Tyree

First, some disclaimers. When my son Gideon was in kindergarten and first grade, I indulged him by recording countless hours of hyperactive, unseen-outside-the-family DVDs he… Continue reading

Is It Too Late to Get Hooked on Fishing? | Tyrades!

July 5, 1970 was a red-letter day in my childhood. On a Sunday afternoon fishing trip with my little brother and late father, I caught… Continue reading

Woodstock at 50: What Might Have Been | Tyrades!

For various reasons, my graduating class has seen two milestone anniversaries sail by without a class reunion materializing. So, I can understand the disappointment of… Continue reading

Rapunzel vs. Frankenstein: Yes, That’s A Thing | Tyrades!

I’m a big softie when it comes to children’s books. I remember my first library card (TWO trips to the library that glorious day!), and… Continue reading

Dollar Stores: Do You Know the Tricks of Shopping There? | Tyrades!

“What to buy (and not to buy) at the dollar store,” blared the headline for a Washington Post analysis of retail chains such as Dollar… Continue reading

Apollo 11 Golden Anniversary: Something for Everyone? | Tyrades!

I feared that the upcoming 50th anniversary of the first manned moon landing might get eclipsed by other celebrations (the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the… Continue reading

Slow Drivers: Are They Driving You Insane? | Tyrades!

Some people never break the posted speed limit, they gingerly seal it in bubble wrap. While lead-footed daredevils announce, “Put the pedal to the metal,”… Continue reading

Feline-Friendly Hotels: Catastrophe or Cat’s Meow? | Tyrades!

Sure, when my family goes on vacation, the predictable frustrations include getting the SUV tuned up, packing clothes and toiletries, fighting traffic and encountering outrageous… Continue reading

More Thoughts That Should Keep You Awake at Night | Tyrades!

No single theme grabbed my attention this week, so we’re back to a potpourri of random thoughts. For instance, I often encounter news reports about… Continue reading

Do You Live In One of the Fun States? | Tyrades!

“You think there’s not a lot goin’ on/But look closer, baby, you’re so wrong…” - from the theme to Canada’s brilliant “Corner Gas” TV show.… Continue reading

The Year Without A Father’s Day | Tyrades!

“This is the time to remember, ‘cause it will not last forever.” - Billy Joel According to the National Retail Federation, Americans will spend a… Continue reading

How Will Your Family Mark D-Day’s 75th Anniversary? | Tyrades!

Twenty years ago this June, when my father’s youngest sister Gwendol passed away, I glanced over at dad during the funeral and thought, “He looks… Continue reading

Are Four-Day School Weeks the Wave of the Future? | Tyrades!

According to NBC News, a growing number of school districts (especially in rural areas) are experimenting with a four-day week. In many cases, school boards… Continue reading

Is A Robot Preparing Your Pink Slip? | Tyrades!

After I started working at a convenience market during high school, it irked me when the boss stood at the back of the store and… Continue reading

Do We Need More (Intentional) Comedians in Public Office? | Tyrades!

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. A priest, a rabbi and a minister walk into a polling place — and a comedian gets elected… Continue reading

Men’s Suits: Are They on The Endangered List? | Tyrades!

My octogenarian aunt has spoken wistfully of one of her older relatives who had operated a boarding house and required college students to show up… Continue reading

Thoughts That Should Keep You Awake at Night | Tyrades!

Author Harlan Ellison once dropped me a postcard remarking that my mind “works like a demented cuckoo clock.” In tribute to Ellison (who passed away… Continue reading

Are You Ready for A Cashless Society? | Tyrades!

Cash is king — but here comes the guillotine! I’ve heard numerous stories about pennies and nickels costing more to mint than they’re worth. But… Continue reading

Intuitive Eating: Eat Your Heart Out, Diet Industry! | Tyrades!

I’m seldom late to supper, but I am sometimes late to a topic. Right after I encountered several news items about the growing phenomenon of… Continue reading