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Author Harlan Ellison once dropped me a postcard remarking that my mind “works like a demented cuckoo clock.”

By Danny Tyree March 24, 2019

Cash is king — but here comes the guillotine!

By Danny Tyree March 14, 2019

I'm seldom late to supper, but I am sometimes late to a topic.

By Danny Tyree March 8, 2019

According to NBC News, we are in the early stages of mood forecasting technology that could help stop bad moods even before they strike.

By Danny Tyree February 26, 2019
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When I was a starstruck youth, I watched more than my fair share of televised awards programs; but in my nearly 28 years of wedded bliss, such show-biz soirees have consumed only minuscule amounts of my time.

By Danny Tyree February 17, 2019

Valentine’s Day is a time for exchanging sweet nothings and terms of endearment. It is an occasion for sharing candlelit meals and opening romantic gifts. It is an opportunity for igniting new sparks or basking in the warmth of comfortable, memory-filled long-term relationships.

By Danny Tyree February 6, 2019

On a recent Saturday evening, I had the pleasure of picking up my son after his chess tournament.

By Danny Tyree February 5, 2019

Although my family recently watched the 1943 “Lassie, Come Home” on TV, we haven’t seen the “in theaters now!” movie “A Dog’s Way Home” yet.

By Danny Tyree January 23, 2019

It’s time to brush up on your knowledge of speakeasies, bathtub gin, demon rum, homebrew, bootlegging and other icons of the Roaring Twenties.

By Danny Tyree January 15, 2019

I knew it wasn’t just me!

By Danny Tyree January 2, 2019

1968 was a year desperately in need of a Merry Christmas.

By Danny Tyree December 18, 2018
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Does your workplace have a tradition of employees giving a Christmas gift (er, holiday gift ... um, scrupulously secular seasonal transfer of goods) to the boss?

By Danny Tyree December 3, 2018
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Did you realize that November 24 marks the 100th birthday of the venerable (and still-published) comic strip “Gasoline Alley?”

By Danny Tyree November 7, 2018

“What have you done for us lately?”

By Danny Tyree November 6, 2018

Computer crashes, power outages, Y2K, prostate surgery, parenting crises … I laugh in your faces!

By Danny Tyree November 1, 2018

When I was a preschooler, one of my favorite Saturday morning TV programs was “Fireball XL5,” which followed the missions of spaceship Fireball XL5, commanded by Colonel Steve Zodiac of the World Space Patrol.

By Danny Tyree October 24, 2018

My son Gideon will not be trick-or-treating this year.

By Danny Tyree October 17, 2018

Maybe I shouldn’t share something so personal with the world, but…my love affair with books continues unabated.

By Danny Tyree October 13, 2018
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I’m not a doctor. I don’t even play one in newspapers. (So, relax, Rex Morgan, M.D. But look out, big-nosed kid who likes to fly his Sopwith Camel in search of the Red Baron. You’ve got competition.)

By Danny Tyree September 30, 2018

The imperishable words “Hulk smash!” aren’t just for green super-heroes anymore.

By Danny Tyree September 19, 2018

“Stubble” is my middle name. No, not really. But I do find myself occupying that No Man’s Land…er, LOTS of Men’s Land… of not wanting a beard but not enjoying the whisker-removal process, either.

By Danny Tyree September 16, 2018
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As a college freshman in the fall of 1978, I spent countless evenings camped near the TV in the dorm lobby.

By Danny Tyree September 11, 2018
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Call me a nuanced curmudgeon.

By Danny Tyree August 31, 2018

When I was in school, many of my classmates were probably descended from settlers who built the town’s first log courthouse.

By Danny Tyree August 26, 2018

Like many kids, I had a dalliance with washable temporary tattoos.

By Danny Tyree August 15, 2018
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It’s a drastically different world than when I was working a summertime job during college.

By Danny Tyree August 8, 2018

I have browsed umpteen garage and yard sales over the years and used to help my mother display her collectibles in her neighborhood’s miles-long event. But I did not realize that Saturday, Aug. 11, is this year’s National Garage Sale Day until I read it via “U.S. News & World Report.”

By Danny Tyree August 7, 2018

I have browsed umpteen garage and yard sales over the years and used to help my mother display her collectibles in her neighborhood’s miles-long event.

By Danny Tyree August 3, 2018

According to NBC News, the travel industry’s latest trend is the “nacation.”

By Danny Tyree July 25, 2018

Nonverbal cues ain’t what they used to be.

By Danny Tyree July 21, 2018

As a responsible pet owner, I’m usually exasperated by the human race at this point every summer.

By Danny Tyree July 17, 2018

I’m looking forward to another professionally orchestrated fireworks display at our municipal recreation center this Independence Day, but nothing can quite match my childhood memories of backyard fireworks extravaganzas with barely any adult supervision.

By Danny Tyree June 21, 2018

According to the Washington Post, at some universities, nearly 50 percent of first-year students have already screened and selected a roommate before moving into a dorm.

By Danny Tyree June 14, 2018

For your least-favorite local eatery, the headline “Grease Turns 40” might elicit chuckles of “I told you those bribes to the health inspector would pay off.”

By Danny Tyree June 7, 2018

My son thought I was kidding him, but I really am writing about the lighter side of the 20th anniversary of being downsized out of my previous “day job.”

By Danny Tyree June 5, 2018

My family has just finished an Orlando-area vacation, and while my wife is several years younger than I, it’s more blindingly obvious than ever that I’m at an awkward age as a tourist.

By Danny Tyree May 30, 2018

“Tell me something good.”

By Danny Tyree May 21, 2018

The fact that the U.S. unemployment rate is at a 17-year low does have a downside.

By Danny Tyree May 10, 2018

I’m an early riser, so I may very well watch the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19, just as I watched the wedding of Harry’s parents in July of 1981.

By Danny Tyree May 3, 2018

According to NBC News, the majority of the Washington, D.C. council as well as the mayor and the “Washington Post” are pushing a bill that would make the District of Columbia the first place in the nation to allow people as young as 16 to vote in federal elections (including presidential races).

By Danny Tyree April 25, 2018

“In spring a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of wearing out his thumbs on the keyboard.” – with apologies to Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

By Danny Tyree April 11, 2018

In my 19 years of working for a farmers cooperative, I’ve seen all types of farmers and ranchers.

By Danny Tyree March 2, 2018

Thirty-plus years ago, aunt Addie Lee dropped in on the farmhouse that my parents used for storage and family cookouts.

By Danny Tyree January 24, 2018

Much of the nation has been suffering from a cold snap of epic proportions, but there are always a few jokers who don’t get the message.

By Danny Tyree January 6, 2018

It’s a dreaded holiday tradition.

By Danny Tyree December 8, 2017

It’s beginning to look a lot like debt collectors, everywhere you go…

By Danny Tyree November 30, 2017

My son Gideon’s former elementary school awarded (and still awards) a weekly “good citizen” award to a student who does an outstanding job with teamwork, politeness, kindness, etc. 

By Danny Tyree November 24, 2017

Give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a single day. TEACH a man to fish and eventually someone will invent a fishing ROBOT and put your student’s butt on the unemployment line.

By Danny Tyree October 27, 2017