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 By Danny Tyree    News    February 8, 2024

Using the right Valentine's Day questions? by Danny Tyree

While struggling to find a suitable angle for this Valentine’s Day essay, I lucked upon some “Reader’s Digest” clickbait. The article talked about psychologist Arthur Aron’s 1997 study, in w...

 
 By Danny Tyree    News    February 1, 2024

Should students be bribed into attending classes?

Are truancy officers about to get help in fighting absenteeism? According to the New York Post, the Ohio legislature is considering a bipartisan pilot program that would make cash transfers to select...

 
 By Danny Tyree    News    January 25, 2024

Do you suffer from the "stillgottas"?

Despite my best preventive measures, I have spent decades enduring “the stillgottas.” If you are unfamiliar with the medical terminology, it’s the why-can’t-it-be-terminal-and-give-me-the-swee...

 
 By Danny Tyree    News    January 11, 2024

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Oh, for simpler times with fewer adult responsibilities and fewer high-tech distractions! Then I might manage to finish reading two excellent autobiographies (Henry Winkler’s “Being Henry: The Fon...

 
 By Danny Tyree    News    December 28, 2023

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“Just when you think it’s safe to be a jerk on the roadway…” Motorists in many cities have grown accustomed to the likelihood of having their license plate photographed if they exceed the...

 
 By Danny Tyree    News    December 21, 2023

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“The right place at the right time.” I realize that not everyone recognizes Jesus Christ as the Son of God (or even a real person); but for Christians, his birth, ministry, death and triumph over...

 
 By Danny Tyree    News    December 14, 2023

Will golf be recognizable in 20 years?

A course is a course, of course of course … Or is it? According to those madcap bean-counters at the National Golf Foundation, the number of off-course golfers (those going to simulators, driving...

 
 By Danny Tyree    News    November 22, 2023

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Well, that quarter-century went by faster than the weaver’s shuttle! (Almost as fast as younger readers Googling, “What the %$#@& is a weaver’s shuttle?”) As of late October, I have been...

 
 By Danny Tyree    News    November 16, 2023

Organized any dog birthday parties lately?

One of my co-workers has an autumnal tradition of spending a week of quality time with her dog Alfie around his birthday. Some may find that eccentric, but even she is skeptical of a trend I saw...

 
 By Danny Tyree    News    November 9, 2023

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I had forgotten about it, but my father once reminisced about finding elementary-school-aged me habitually “watching” TV with my back turned to the set. He said I explained that I could imagine mo...

 
 By Danny Tyree    News    November 2, 2023

Should society slam on the brakes about this trend?

Kicking and screaming were not involved, but it did take our 19-year-old son Gideon an interminably long time to show an interest in soloing with the drivers license he obtained at age 16. Finally,...

 
 By Danny Tyree    News    October 26, 2023

What's the deal with last-minute homemade Halloween costumes?

When I searched online for potential Halloween-column topics, I encountered innumerable headlines screaming about fun, easy, last-minute homemade Halloween costumes. Who are all the people in...

 
 By Danny Tyree    News    October 19, 2023

Will Ozempic chew up the food industry?

“Are ya haaawngry?” In the 90s, that question by the late Harold Rowland became a running gag after church every Sunday, as he inquired where I, my wife and my parents would be eating. In the...

 
 By Danny Tyree    News    October 12, 2023

Is this remnant of American culture doomed, y'all?

“Where’s your Bayer?” I vividly remember that question from my high school job working in a convenience market in my Tennessee hometown. A buxom young lady from out-of-town posed the query and...

 
 By Danny Tyree    News    October 5, 2023

National Newspaper Week and the newspaper that never was

National Newspaper Week (October 1-7) compels me to acknowledge my journalistic catastrophe of fifth grade. Based on my passion for reading Nashville’s two dailies, Miss Bunch handed me the plum...

 
 By Danny Tyree    News    September 28, 2023

Are you obsessed with spicy foods?

Hot peppers bring tears to my eyes, but so does a family anecdote from my young adulthood. I was living with my parents and slept during the day because I worked graveyard shift. One day my mother...

 
 By Danny Tyree    News    September 21, 2023

Are free refills the arch-nemesis of the Golden Arches?

So, now the fuzzy purple critter isn’t the only “grimace” I’ll associate with the McDonald’s chain. “I’m lovin’ it” was assuredly not my gut-level reaction when I read of a 10-year...

 
 By Danny Tyree    News    September 14, 2023

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“So, Dan – what are you doing tonight?” After 40-plus years, I can still hear one of my best friends from MTSU asking that dreaded question. No matter how many homework assignments, romantic...

 
 By Danny Tyree    News    September 7, 2023

Is your house too large?

When I was five years old and my father worked for a subdivision developer, the Tyree family was giddily comparing floorplans for constructing a new house on a wooded lot next to our crowded domicile....

 
 By Danny Tyree    News    August 31, 2023

Baldness: is not parting such sweet sorrow?

Yes, nearly 60 years after discovering “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” I still watch the classic sitcom; but some of the punchlines haven’t held up particularly well. Or maybe I’m the one who...

 
 By Danny Tyree    News    August 24, 2023

What shall we say about homeschooling?

I realize such headgear has fallen out of style in our self-esteem-obsessed culture, but maybe I should belatedly don a dunce cap. You see, one of my first columns (nearly 25 years ago) was a snarky...

 
 By Danny Tyree    News    August 17, 2023

Where do you fall on the coffee spectrum?

I’ll never get over what the COVID-19 pandemic did to the Ollie’s discount chain. Pre-COVID, on my way to the restroom while shopping, I always sought out the coffee pot that announced sentiments...

 
 By Danny Tyree    News    August 10, 2023

Are you clinging to your landline phone?

If I could somehow call my father in the Great Beyond, I’d confess that I’m turning into him. I always felt sorry for Dad because inertia took control, and he continued paying a monthly rental...

 
 By Danny Tyree    News    August 3, 2023

Are you distressed by distressed clothing?

My family will soon take advantage of our state’s tax-free weekend for clothing and school supplies, but none of our hard-earned money will go for distressed clothing. Coincidentally, none of the...

 
 By Danny Tyree    News    July 27, 2023

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Sometimes topics simply demand more research than a deadline allows. I couldn’t do justice to this week’s topic, so I’m kicking the can down the road by dishing out another batch of...

 

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