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Where Do You Stand on The Leaf-Raking Issue?

Politics, Moderate / Danny Tyree /

Tyrades! by Danny Tyree

If you don’t like my opinions this week, you can take a flying leap…into a pile of festive autumn leaves.

(Skip the wet sucker – per Linus van Pelt.)

In this great melting pot of a nation, people have many ways of handling leaves. They rake them into a compost heap, bag them and use them as insulation along...Read more

Is Your Safety Plan Up to Date?

Politics, Moderate / Danny Tyree /

Tyrades! by Danny Tyree

One of my many duties at my “day job” is serving as point man for our workplace safety program.

Since I have a hair-trigger for gabbing about bloodborne pathogens, bodily fluids, corrosives, and other appetizing subjects, we no longer have a Christmas party or even a holiday party. No, it’s a “Watch out – ...Read more

Can You Handle Tomorrow’s Automotive Dealerships?

Politics, Moderate / Danny Tyree /

Tyrades! by Danny Tyree

According to recent media reports, investors are leaving skid marks as they steer away from the century-old model of selling automobiles.

Mom-and-pop dealerships, cagey price negotiations and eye-popping inventories will be left in the rearview mirror as the industry shifts toward consolidation and customers ...Read more

Are You Bathing Too Frequently?

Politics, Moderate / Danny Tyree /

Tyrades! by Danny Tyree

When I worked at my late uncle’s junkyard during junior high school, one of the regular customers (a crusty coot who resembled a cantankerous Roy Rogers sidekick wannabe) assured us that he luxuriated in a steaming bathtub each and every night.

We were skeptical, but it still burned in my brain an image of grimy ...Read more

Are You Bathing Too Frequently?

Politics, Moderate / Danny Tyree /

When I worked at my late uncle’s junkyard during junior high school, one of the regular customers (a crusty coot who resembled a cantankerous Roy Rogers sidekick wannabe) assured us that he luxuriated in a steaming bathtub each and every night.

We were skeptical, but it still burned in my brain an image of grimy tumbling tumbleweeds popping...Read more

The ‘Rural Purge’ of 1971

Politics, Moderate / Danny Tyree /

Tyrades! by Danny Tyree

In mid-1971, I experienced a most distressing visit to the dentist.

A TV fan magazine in the waiting room divulged life-changing news. Irene Ryan (who portrayed Granny on “The Beverly Hillbillies”) told an interviewer she was madder than a wet hen - because CBS had canceled the beloved sitcom after nine seasons!...Read more

The ‘Rural Purge’ of 1971

Politics, Moderate / Danny Tyree /

In mid-1971, I experienced a most distressing visit to the dentist.

A TV fan magazine in the waiting room divulged life-changing news. Irene Ryan (who portrayed Granny on “The Beverly Hillbillies”) told an interviewer she was madder than a wet hen - because CBS had canceled the beloved sitcom after nine seasons!

TV historians regard ...Read more

What Do You Remember About 9/11 – And Before?

Politics, Moderate / Danny Tyree /

Tyrades! by Danny Tyree

Early on the morning of September 11, 2001, I was a newly minted warehouse supervisor for a farmers cooperative.

I can remember almost exactly where a customer’s truck was parked when I overheard him telling one of my co-workers something or another about a plane crash up north.

A few minutes later, I received ...Read more

What Do You Remember About 9/11 – And Before?

Politics, Moderate / Danny Tyree /

Early on the morning of September 11, 2001, I was a newly minted warehouse supervisor for a farmers cooperative.

I can remember almost exactly where a customer’s truck was parked when I overheard him telling one of my co-workers something or another about a plane crash up north.

A few minutes later, I received an urgent (landline) phone ...Read more

Have You Thanked a School Bus Driver Lately? CORRECTION

Politics, Moderate / Danny Tyree /

Tyrades! by Danny Tyree

According to CNN, pandemic fears and enhanced unemployment benefits have left the nation facing a serious shortage of qualified school bus drivers.

The problem is acute, despite districts implementing recruitment campaigns, offering sign-up bonuses, and even fudging on the standards. (“Question one. Fill in the ...Read more

Have You Thanked a School Bus Driver Lately?

Politics, Moderate / Danny Tyree /

Correction: The column has been updated with the correct name of the Trapp Family Singers.

According to CNN, pandemic fears and enhanced unemployment benefits have left the nation facing a serious shortage of qualified school bus drivers.

The problem is acute, despite districts implementing recruitment campaigns, offering sign-up ...Read more

Are You Ready for Some (Gambling Ads During) Football?

Politics, Moderate / Danny Tyree /

Tyrades! by Danny Tyree

According to the Wall Street Journal, the fledgling online gambling industry is poised to explode in popularity.

This season, the NFL for the first time is permitting sports-gambling companies to advertise during games.

I don’t envy the precarious position the league has placed itself in. Their balancing act ...Read more

Are You Ready for Some (Gambling Ads During) Football?

Politics, Moderate / Danny Tyree /

According to the Wall Street Journal, the fledgling online gambling industry is poised to explode in popularity.

This season, the NFL for the first time is permitting sports-gambling companies to advertise during games.

I don’t envy the precarious position the league has placed itself in. Their balancing act involves delicately rationing...Read more

Have You Thanked a School Bus Driver Lately?

Politics, Moderate / Danny Tyree /

According to CNN, pandemic fears and enhanced unemployment benefits have left the nation facing a serious shortage of qualified school bus drivers.

The problem is acute, despite districts implementing recruitment campaigns, offering sign-up bonuses, and even fudging on the standards. (“Question one. Fill in the blank: The wheels on the bus ...Read more

Did Someone Say Tax Holiday?

Politics, Moderate / Danny Tyree /

Tyrades! by Danny Tyree

The Tyree family recently took advantage of our state’s eagerly anticipated annual sales tax holiday on school supplies, clothing and electronics.

Eagerly anticipated as in my wife taking the Charlton Heston role of promoting delayed gratification and leading us to the Promised Land. (“I know you feel like you�...Read more

Did Someone Say Tax Holiday?

Politics, Moderate / Danny Tyree /

Tyrades! by Danny Tyree

The Tyree family recently took advantage of our state’s eagerly anticipated annual sales tax holiday on school supplies, clothing and electronics.

Eagerly anticipated as in my wife taking the Charlton Heston role of promoting delayed gratification and leading us to the Promised Land. (“I know you feel like you�...Read more

Did Someone Say Tax Holiday?

Politics, Moderate / Danny Tyree /

The Tyree family recently took advantage of our state’s eagerly anticipated annual sales tax holiday on school supplies, clothing and electronics.

Eagerly anticipated as in my wife taking the Charlton Heston role of promoting delayed gratification and leading us to the Promised Land. (“I know you feel like you’ve been wandering around ...Read more

Do Morning People Deserve to Live?

Politics, Moderate / Danny Tyree /

Tyrades! by Danny Tyree

A 1986 Pantene commercial carried the tagline “Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Beautiful.”

Similarly, I must ask my readers, “Don’t hate me because I’ve heard a rooster crow.”

I tend to get up at the crack of dawn, even though I eventually encounter a lot of grumpy people who wish they had the energy to...Read more

Do Morning People Deserve to Live?

Politics, Moderate / Danny Tyree /

Tyrades! by Danny Tyree

A 1986 Pantene commercial carried the tagline “Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Beautiful.”

Similarly, I must ask my readers, “Don’t hate me because I’ve heard a rooster crow.”

I tend to get up at the crack of dawn, even though I eventually encounter a lot of grumpy people who wish they had the energy to...Read more

Do Morning People Deserve to Live?

Politics, Moderate / Danny Tyree /

A 1986 Pantene commercial carried the tagline “Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Beautiful.”

Similarly, I must ask my readers, “Don’t hate me because I’ve heard a rooster crow.”

I tend to get up at the crack of dawn, even though I eventually encounter a lot of grumpy people who wish they had the energy to show dawn their…well, ...Read more

 

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