Learning Summer Job Dignity for $1 an Hour 06/21/2021 They called me "The Trail Blazer," Good Buddy. That was my citizens band radio handle in the summer of 1977, when the hit movie “Smokey ... Read More My Dad Taught Me How 06/14/2021 Need to learn how to unclog a shower drain, jump-start a car, shave your face without bleeding to death or successfully address dozens of other ... Read More The Dying Art of Conversation 06/08/2021 Texting is replacing talking as the preferred form of communication? According to a recent survey by OpenMarket, 75 percent of millennials chose texting over talking when ... Read More The End of the Handshake? 06/02/2021 After more than a year of strict COVID mandates, my state has triumphantly reopened. But, some argue, we better think twice before we offer a ... Read More Saving Our Elders from the Dirty Rotten Scammers 05/30/2021 I just got another scam phone call from someone pretending to be from the Social Security Administration, and my blood is boiling. When I answered ... Read More My Beef With Beef 05/25/2021 There are few things I enjoy more than grilling up tasty steaks for a group of close friends, but red meat isn’t going to be ... Read More Fighting Off Cyberscammers 05/17/2021 Everyone is at risk of being scammed now. The recent ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline was a wakeup call for everyone in America. Ransomware is ... Read More Why Adults Should Play in the Woods 05/10/2021 The retired science teacher jumped up from his hiding spot in his garden and grabbed my arm before I could escape. It happened in the mid-1970s ... Read More A Mother’s Comfort 05/03/2021 Scientific American describes my mother to a T. An article titled "The Incredible Importance of Mothers," by social scientist Melanie Tannenbaum, lays out the argument that ... Read More A Hunger for Normalcy 04/26/2021 My recent trip to Florida was glorious for one simple reason: it was normal. You see, I had been hungering for a friendly social gathering ... Read More Archives Tom Purcell Tom Purcell, author of "Misadventures of a 1970's Childhood," is a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review humor columnist and is nationally syndicated exclusively by Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate. Email Tom at [email protected]. Daily Newsletter Sign up for FREE! Get Cartoons Daily! Sign up for our free daily newsletter by entering your email and clicking on subscribe. Subscribe 1 of 591234›» Close this module GET OUR FREE DAILY CARTOON EMAIL NEWSLETTER!All the best our sites have to offer – free in your email box! No hassle! No obligation! So cool! Just sign up!First NameJohnLast NameSmithYour email[email protected]SubmitNever see this message again.