Tom Tyner

Choice of ‘Word of the Year’ seems pragmatic | Latte Guy | Dec. 30

Merriam-Webster has officially declared “pragmatic” to be the Word of the Year for 2011.

 

Perfect pour is difficult 500 beers into it

My classroom for this enlightening and educational experience was the Beer Garden at the July 3 community-organized Summer Vibes party at Town Square.

 

Take an ATV ride and rid yourself of a bias | The Latte Guy | July 24

The story of the conversion of Saul of Tarsus from a persecutor of early followers of Jesus to St. Paul, an Apostle and pillar of… Continue reading

When being alone offers solitude, not loneliness | The Latte Guy | July 10

I was walking down Madison Avenue last Saturday afternoon on my way to Waterfront Park to listen to a little post-parade music. As I walked… Continue reading

To win, a golfer with no game must turn defensive | The Latte Guy | June 26

The U.S. Open Golf tournament was played last weekend at Bethpage State Park in New York, but all real sports fans know that the important… Continue reading

Dear graduates: Heed these words of wisdom | The Latte Guy | June 12

“Ralph Waldo Emerson once asked what we would do if the stars only came out once every thousand years. No one would sleep that night… Continue reading

Mariners fans rejoice: pain bygone in 2009 | The Latte Guy | May 1

I did our taxes the other day. For a variety of reasons, none of them good, we owed more taxes this year than we had… Continue reading

Pity the poor soul hooked on HD-TV | The Latte Guy | April 17

Comedian Lenny Bruce once described flamenco dancing as an art form wherein the dancer applauds his own ass. Because of the mental image I carry… Continue reading

Tools teach more than wood-working skills | The Latte Guy | April 3

I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand.– ConfuciusWhen my dad died a couple of years ago, I… Continue reading

Search for life in heavens is appropriately named | The Latte Guy | March 20

Buried in the news recently was an item about the launching of NASA’s $600 million Kepler satellite on a mission to search the distant heavens… Continue reading

Scheme before playing the retirement card | The Latte Guy | Feb. 27

I received my quarterly statement from my employer’s tax-deferred retirement plan the other day. Like many of you, my retirement plan has been impacted by… Continue reading

Scheme before playing the retirement card | The Latte Guy | Feb. 27

I received my quarterly statement from my employer’s tax-deferred retirement plan the other day. Like many of you, my retirement plan has been impacted by… Continue reading

Time now for enrichment, not jocularity? | Latte Guy | Feb. 6

The year 2008 will likely be best remembered as the year in which we elected our first African American president. But it would be a… Continue reading

Oscar guilty of bias against dogs and zombies | Latte Guy | Jan. 30

The 81st Annual Academy Awards nominations were announced last week. As a public service, I will once again offer my predicted winners in all the… Continue reading

Read any good books lately? | The Latte Guy | Jan. 23

It’s a little late to be adopting New Year’s Resolutions, but this year I’ve vowed to do what I have threatened to do every year… Continue reading