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Do you like what you’re hearing on TV?

Politics, Moderate / Danny Tyree /

Tyrades! by Danny Tyree

“I can’t HEEAARR you!” – Sgt. Vincent Carter on “Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.”

You may recall that - in October of 2019 - I wrote a column denouncing the proliferation of confusing, dimly lit scenes in movies and TV shows.

Now it’s time to unload on the audio aspect of the media.

Remember when Hollywood ...Read more

Care for some stolen random thoughts?

Politics, Moderate / Danny Tyree /

Tyrades! by Danny Tyree

Honest, I’m going to write a book chockful of random thoughts someday (my more serious book about religion is already available on Amazon), but deadline pressures keep forcing me to cannibalize my ideas for this column instead.

For instance, do you get confused by the (microscopic and/or smeared) “sell by” and...Read more

Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be brainless

Politics, Moderate / Danny Tyree /

Tyrades! by Danny Tyree

Millions of young women dream of being honored on Mother’s Day.

Millions of others know in their hearts that they don’t want to have children, or at least not on someone else’s timetable.

Many in both groups run the risk of someday facing an unplanned, unwanted pregnancy.

Society assures us these women ...Read more

Do you hate parking lots?

Politics, Moderate / Danny Tyree /

Tyrades! by Danny Tyree

The concept of “parking” loses most of its mystique as you get past the giddy days of a freshly minted driver’s license and shoulder the responsibilities of adulthood.

Where “parking” once meant steamy windows at Inspiration Point, it comes to mean drudgery, unpleasant surprises and keeping your “Spidey ...Read more

Early retirement: threat or menace?

Politics, Moderate / Danny Tyree /

Tyrades! by Danny Tyree

“But I’ll keep workin’/As long as my two hands are fit to use…” – Merle Haggard

I haven’t run away and joined the circus, but I am nearing the age when a financial safety net admittedly has the allure of the Sirens of Greek mythology.

Yes, before long, yours truly could conceivably abandon the rat ...Read more

Is there a Mary Magdalene in your life?

Politics, Moderate / Danny Tyree /

Tyrades! by Danny Tyree

If you could be the proverbial “fly on the wall,” what Biblical event would you most like to witness?

I realize some of you don’t accept the Bible in the first place. But if you do believe it, what scene would you love to see unfold before your eyes?

I imagine most people would go the Cecil B. DeMille route...Read more

Have you slapped anybody lately?

Politics, Moderate / Danny Tyree /

Tyrades! by Danny Tyree

After the Academy Awards incident between Will Smith and Chris Rock, I started wondering how many of my gentle readers have resorted to physical violence in their adult life.

In 1983 a co-worker sucker-punched me at the end of second shift and in 1999 (at a different workplace) a co-worker shoved me to the ground; ...Read more

Are you terrible at remembering names?

Politics, Moderate / Danny Tyree /

Tyrades! by Danny Tyree

If you have a habit of forgetting names as soon as you’re introduced, join the club.

In all fairness, I have a mind like a steel trap when it comes to appointments, debts and trivia; it’s just that names tend to chew their leg off in order to escape.

Bless his heart, my son Gideon is even worse. We’ll be ...Read more

Will this be your best spring ever?

Politics, Moderate / Danny Tyree /

Tyrades! by Danny Tyree

A tiny portion of my “day job” at a farm-and-home cooperative involves writing radio commercials and on-hold phone messages.

More often than I like to admit, I get stuck for a closing zinger and settle for trite sentiments, such as “Let our friendly staff help make this your best hunting season/New Year/spring...Read more

What would you love to tell your younger self?

Politics, Moderate / Danny Tyree /

Tyrades! by Danny Tyree

A handful of longtime readers may remember when I announced that “baby boy Tyree” was on his way.

Time flies. My only child Gideon recently celebrated his 18th birthday.

Ah, 18: an unrefrigerated casserole of freedoms, responsibilities, hopes, fears and life-or-death decisions.

My wife and I have been ...Read more

Don’t you just love laundry day?

Politics, Moderate / Danny Tyree /

Tyrades! by Danny Tyree

I despise airing my dirty laundry in public, but I’ll make an exception for kvetching about my clean laundry.

I have primary responsibility for my family’s laundry. Fair enough. I realize I should be grateful that I am spared the drudgery of the old wringer washer or beating garments against river rocks; but ...Read more

Was your grandfather a character?

Politics, Moderate / Danny Tyree /

Valentine’s Day and other time-sensitive topics delayed my writing about this, but a few weeks ago marked the 50th anniversary of the death of my grandfather, Carl Spencer Tyree.

I’m juggling a lot of plates, but very few days go by that I don’t think of “Paw.”

“Ornery,” “opinionated,” “contrary” and “irascible” ...Read more

Do you want your receipt?

Politics, Moderate / Danny Tyree /

Tyrades! by Danny Tyree

Yes, receipts do seem to breed like rabbits in my poor overstuffed-with-credit-cards-and-gift-cards-and-loyalty-cards-and-hastily-scribbled-notes wallet.

But that’s my personal problem to sort through at home in my quieter moments.

That’s why I’m deeply disturbed by the recent phenomenon of retail clerks ...Read more

Do you want your receipt?

Politics, Moderate / Danny Tyree /

Tyrades! by Danny Tyree

Yes, receipts do seem to breed like rabbits in my poor overstuffed-with-credit-cards-and-gift-cards-and-loyalty-cards-and-hastily-scribbled-notes wallet.

But that’s my personal problem to sort through at home in my quieter moments.

That’s why I’m deeply disturbed by the recent phenomenon of retail clerks ...Read more

Won’t you unleash your inner dog walker?

Politics, Moderate / Danny Tyree /

Tyrades! by Danny Tyree

From time to time, I attempt to make this column more interactive - soliciting reader comments on burning questions such as “Which songs make you cry?,” “What was your favorite summer vacation?,” “Does this font make me look fat?,” etc.

This time around the block (pun intended), I’d like to ask how you...Read more

Planning a romantic getaway for Valentine’s Day?

Politics, Moderate / Danny Tyree /

Tyrades! by Danny Tyree

I dare you to google news about Valentine’s Day.

Faster than you can say “Romeo and Juliet,” you’ll be inundated with results for “romantic getaways.”

Whether the story is touting a single night on the town or an extended trip, you’ll find an abundance of adjectives such as “adventurous,” “...Read more

Are you singing the lunchtime errand blues?

Politics, Moderate / Danny Tyree /

Tyrades! by Danny Tyree

Many of us in the workforce find ourselves performing the condensed “sprint” version of the marathon endured by hapless soccer moms.

Yes, now that my wife is working full-time and meeting her at home for lunch is not an option, I am spending a lot of noon-ish hours juggling a quick meal and rapidly multiplying ...Read more

Are you putting off your annual physical exam?

Politics, Moderate / Danny Tyree /

Tyrades! by Danny Tyree

I’m not seeking sympathy, but I’m writing this on the eve of my annual physical exam.

Don’t infer that I’m bragging about a commendable lifelong habit. By “annual,” I mean “I’ve (almost) done it two years in a row.” And by “physical,” I mean, if I had my druthers, I’d suggest, “Hey, doc, ...Read more

Are you putting off your annual physical exam?

Politics, Moderate / Danny Tyree /

Tyrades! by Danny Tyree

I’m not seeking sympathy, but I’m writing this on the eve of my annual physical exam.

Don’t infer that I’m bragging about a commendable lifelong habit. By “annual,” I mean “I’ve (almost) done it two years in a row.” And by “physical,” I mean, if I had my druthers, I’d suggest, “Hey, doc, ...Read more

 

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