A Cool Idea Whose Time Has Come Again 07/06/2020 I'm getting a whole-house attic fan installed this week - just like the one my father had installed in my childhood home - and I ... Read More We Grow Wiser Giving Ourselves To The Elderly 06/29/2020 Pope Francis couldn't have said it better., During Monday's Angelus prayer in St. Peter's Square,, he told the crowd, not to toss out older family ... Read More Kids, Pedal Those Pandemic Blues Away 06/22/2020 Here's one good thing about the COVID-19 pandemic: Bike sales are booming. I hope that means kids will begin riding in big numbers again. There was ... Read More The Blessings Of Having A Stubborn Father 06/15/2020 My father's mission was to tame the stupidity out of me - a powerful blessing too few children are experiencing now. My dad had his work ... Read More ’30 Days a Black Man’ Offers Insights into Current Challenges 06/08/2020 Police were called about John Mahone, a black man, having an argument with his wife. A cop shot and killed him because he thought Mahone ... Read More One Disruptive Hand Ruins Work Made Light Many 06/01/2020 It was a perfect late-spring Saturday. Several members of my large extended family gathered at my parents' house to trim hedges and plant flowers. The sun ... Read More Pandemic Restrictions Highlight Blessings We Take for Granted 05/22/2020 What The Bogota Post got right about America before COVID-19 rings just as true during the pandemic - maybe even more true. In a May 2019 ... Read More Drive-in Theaters Poised to Profit from Pandemic 05/18/2020 Here's one COVID-19 silver lining: The drive-in theater, a uniquely American creation, is doing booming business again. I've long been nostalgic for this wonderful piece of ... Read More Ill-timed Invasion of the Murder Hornets 05/11/2020 The murder hornets don't stand a chance. We're still amid a pandemic that has dragged on way too long, producing far too many bizarre, exaggerated doomsday ... Read More Lessons on Homeschooling 05/04/2020 Dear Ms. Beardsley, I hope you're doing well. I miss seeing you and my classmates at school every day, but homeschooling is working out well for ... 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 541234›» 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]SubmitForm is being submitted, please wait a bit.Never see this message again.