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.
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.
Our rapidly growing incivility started with the invention of the telephone-answering machine.
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.
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.
“Here we are in peak vacation season, but I’m afraid to take my paid vacation time off!”
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.
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.
Boy, are Americans getting old.
Maybe a new Utah law will revive the lost art of parents calling their children home for dinner.
Burgers on the grill, great discounts at retail stores and amazing fireworks — that’s why I love the Fourth of July!