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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 Tom@TomPurcell.com.

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Purcell: Recalling 9/11: We’re not so divided after all

On Sept. 11, 2001, I was driving along the Beltway to a Falls Church, Virginia, office building when a radio announcer said a plane had flown into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City.

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Purcell: The higher tech gets, the ruder we get

Our rapidly growing incivility started with the invention of the telephone-answering machine.

Purcell: School lunch bell signals another round in fight

It’s back-to-school week for millions of American children, which means it’s time to debate the federal government’s role in deciding what our kids should eat for lunch.

Purcell: Why homeownership pressure is good

Younger generations buying fewer homes than prior generations is not good for America. A recent Urban Institute study found home ownership among millennials, ages 25 to 34, is about 8 percent lower than it was for prior generations at the same age.

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Purcell: Americans too worried to vacation

“Here we are in peak vacation season, but I’m afraid to take my paid vacation time off!”

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Purcell: Home alone no way to work

Just as more private-sector organizations are calling telecommuting workers back to the office, two politicians in Washington hope to encourage federal agencies to allow more government employees to work from home.

Purcell: D.C. vs Pittsburgh

Washington, D.C., routinely ranks high in surveys on America’s most livable cities, but as somebody who’s been a resident of both areas, I can tell you that Pittsburgh’s a far better place to live.

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Purcell: Wearing out longevity’s welcome

Boy, are Americans getting old.

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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