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Tom Purcell

Tom Purcell, author of “Misadventures of a 1970’s Childhood” and “Wicked Is the Whiskey,” is a humor columnist and is nationally syndicated. Send comments to Tom at

Recent Stories

Purcell: Summertime dinner calls long overdue

Maybe a new Utah law will revive the lost art of parents calling their children home for dinner.

Purcell: Illuminating Independence

Burgers on the grill, great discounts at retail stores and amazing fireworks — that’s why I love the Fourth of July!

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Purcell: Skilled trades beat degree debt

When I was a 19-year-old college sophomore in 1982, my father gave me advice that makes even more sense for 19-year-olds today.

Purcell: For happiness, head for the hills

In my experience, the study’s findings are true.

Purcell: For Memorial Day — serving those who serve us

Every Memorial Day, we remember those who died during active military service.

Purcell: The evolving American prom

The more the American prom changes, the more it stays the same.

Purcell: For Mother’s Day, embracing our lost sense of humor

“You’ve lost your sense of humor, and you need to get it back!”

Purcell: The growing art of American cursing

Get this: the average American can’t get through the day without cursing.

Purcell: Nuclear Fusion is federal bloat’s silver lining

“The lousy Republicans are supposed to decrease federal spending and get our deficit under control, not blow the budget even more!”

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