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Danny Tyree

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Empty seats at the Christmas table

I’m writing one of my infrequent serious columns, because I realize there is more to Christmas than non-stop holly jolly mirth.

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Thanksgiving 2034 ..... your sneak peek

There is no shortage of pundits who could do a worthy job of waxing philosophical about the things we should or shouldn’t be thankful for at Thanksgiving 2014.

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Gilligan’s Island turn 50 … a shipwreck of a column

Just sit right back and you’ll endure a tale…a week from today, Sept. 26, marks the 50th anniversary of the classic TV sitcom “Gilligan’s Island.”

Don’t take truck drivers for granted

Are you ready for long waits, bare store shelves and higher prices?

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Memories and might-have-beens

According to the ideas4writers website, Aug. 12 marked the 75th anniversary of the U.S. premiere of MGM’s “The Wizard of Oz.”

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Are you drowning in excuses?

The American Red Cross is celebrating 100 years of swimming safety education, not by patting itself on the back, but by redoubling its efforts to make us more prepared for aquatic mishaps.

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D-Day at 70…some nagging questions

I generally pay no attention to 70th anniversary observances, saving up my energies for the 75-year “diamond jubilee” milestones.

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Mother’s Day…here’s your column!

Necessity, they say, is the mother of invention.

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A sinking feeling about Noah

*Sigh* The whole Noah’s ark experience used to be so simple.

Winter Olympics: the untold story

Hundreds of millions of people will be following the 2014 Winter Olympics, even though the underwhelming motto (“Hot. Cool. Yours.”) sounds less like a paean to athletic excellence than the sort of progression that accompanies a court-ordered paternity suit.

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Adultery goes high-tech

Cheaters never prosper - but facilitators of cheaters laugh all the way to the bank.

Veterans Day...is anybody listening?

Tyree's Tyrades

Veterans Day brings to mind one of the favorite anecdotes of my late father, Lewis Tyree.

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Millionaires on a food stamp diet?

If you’re a follower of the Huffington Post, you’ve probably read about Panera Bread founder and CEO Ron Shaich and his week-long commitment to spend no more than $4.50 a day on food, thus spotlighting the plight of the 49 million Americans on food stamps.

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Childless couples...do they deserve to live?

Whether you are arising from a long, luxurious sleep or frantically cleaning up melted crayons, surely you have a strong opinion on the cover story in the Aug. 12 “Time” magazine: “The Childfree Life: When Having It All Means Not Having Children.”

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