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So this is John Lennon’s 80th birthday (and what have you done?)

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Ironically enough, I did not sleep PEACEFULLY last night, because I was concerned about taking the wrong tone with this column about the iconic singer/songwriter/musician and anti-war activist who wrote “Give Peace A Chance.”

Friday, October 9 marks the 80th anniversary of the birth of John Lennon (who was murdered by a deranged fan on ...Read more

Are College Entrance Exams A Dying Breed?

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Tyrades! by Danny Tyree

My son Gideon has now finished both his ACT and SAT college entrance exams (scoring at an impressive percentile somewhere between “It’s …it’s…go ask my wife” and “Never you MIND what his father’s score was”), but I wonder if the tests will still be relevant when HIS hypothetical kids reach college age. ...Read more

Come On, Get Happy: The Partridge Family At 50

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Tyrades! by Danny Tyree

Realizing that September 25 marks the 50th anniversary of the premiere of “The Partridge Family,” I am reminded that time moves more swiftly than a 45 RPM turntable.

It seems like only yesterday that I was a fifth-grader and my mother was teasing me because 10-year-old Danny Partridge (played by Danny Bonaduce) was ...Read more

Who Can Turn the World on With Her Anniversary?

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Tyrades! by Danny Tyree

What were you doing the night of Saturday, March 19, 1977?

Like 21.2 million other Americans, I was watching the final episode of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." Watching it and making a nerdy audio recording of it for posterity. Sure, I didn't anticipate the cassette keepsake having such an eardrum-assaulting HUM on it, ...Read more

Inspirational Quotes: Are You For Them or Against Them?

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Tyrades! by Danny Tyree

One of the highlights of my 93-year-old mother’s week is when she receives an inspirational essay from a church lady (hi, Regina!) who maintains a mailing list for Special People.

Yes, the world is flooded with anxieties, conflicts and doubts. Many of us NEED someone hitting us over the head with a metaphorical two-by...Read more

Will You Be Laboring on Labor Day?

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Tyrades! by Danny Tyree

For most of us, Labor Day will be an occasion for relaxation and contemplation.

(And MORAL DILEMMAS, because our contemplation will be complicated by the fact that the little cartoon angel on our right shoulder and the little cartoon devil on our left shoulder aren’t allowed within six feet of each other.)

For others...Read more

Have Lawyers Become an Endangered Species?

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Tyrades! by Danny Tyree

“The first thing we do, let’s reboot all the lawyers.”

No, that’s not really how the line from Shakespeare’s “Henry VI, Part 2” goes; but it came to mind when I read a Wall Street Journal special section on artificial intelligence and encountered the article “Would You Trust A Lawyer Bot?”

According ...Read more

Ray Bradbury: Something Centenary This Way Comes

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Tyrades! by Danny Tyree

I was jealous of my wife a couple of years ago.

Our son’s sophomore English class read Ray Bradbury’s cautionary novel “Fahrenheit 451” and she found the time to read along.

My writing deadlines and regimen of prioritizing news and nonfiction books blocked me from making it a family affair. But August 22 marks ...Read more

Is The 75th Anniversary of V-J Day the Last Hurrah?

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Tyrades! by Danny Tyree

My first knowledge of the War in the Pacific probably came from then-new episodes of “McHale’s Navy” and the 20-year-old “Made in Occupied Japan” dishware that my mother collected.

Seemingly overnight, I find myself struggling to do justice to the topic of the 75th (!) anniversary of V-J (Victory over Japan) ...Read more

Are Vertical Farms on the Up and Up?

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Tyrades! by Danny Tyree

When I was a carefree lad watching “Lost in Space,” the Robinson family’s high-tech hydroponic garden sounded neat.

Now I worry that the science fiction program sowed seeds that are taking us too far away from our roots of harvest festivals and “planting by the signs.”

According to a recent Wall Street ...Read more

Must We Live with One Foot in the Grave?

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Tyrades! by Danny Tyree

“Shower the people you love with love/ Show them the way that you feel.” - James Taylor

With all due respect to the five-time Grammy Award winner, I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain and I’ve seen sunny days when I wished people would put their advice where the sun DON’T shine.

I think most homo sapiens do a ...Read more

Do You Have A Favorite Heat Wave Story?

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Tyrades! by Danny Tyree

Much of the nation is experiencing a prolonged heat wave, so of course your humble columnist counterintuitively conjures up WARM MEMORIES to comfort himself.

When I was in college, I sometimes supplemented my income by helping my late father with deliveries for Easy Pay Tire Store (the tires-and-appliances store where ...Read more

Are You Fed Up with Anonymous Sources, Too?

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Tyrades! by Danny Tyree

What spoils even more evening meals than robocalls?

How about newscasts with their endless stream of titillating revelations coyly attributed to “reliable sources,” “people close to the matter,” “people familiar with the situation,” “people who thought the situation was a cast member of ‘Jersey Shore’,...Read more

 

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