Hung up on rudeness 10/03/2022 Changing communications technology is one of life’s never-ending annoyances, and now we have a new agitation: voice messaging. Voice messaging allows smartphone owners to record ... Read More Hey, Congress, stop fiddling with our clocks 09/27/2022 With the “fall back” clock change coming soon, one thing makes me especially grumpy and confused. Last March, the Senate passed a bill that would ... Read More An extension of tax grief 09/20/2022 I used to love the first weekend of autumn. Now I loathe it. Maybe I better explain. I used to wait until the nicest week ... Read More Thank you for being mannerly 09/13/2022 “No problem.” That is how I used to reply to people who thanked me for holding the door open for them or for offering some ... Read More Health care confusion 09/05/2022 I’m confused. I got the flu a few months ago, the worst flu I’d ever had. It wasn’t COVID — I have never tested positive ... Read More The elephant in the college classroom 08/29/2022 “Half of that goes to the bank for your college fund!” That’s what my father told me in the 8th grade, when I got my ... Read More When it comes to boys, schools are flunking 08/22/2022 I trekked to St. Germaine School every morning in my sturdy Buster Brown shoes. Designed for rough-and-tumble boys, these heavy-duty shoes could take a scuffing ... Read More End-of-life challenges in modern times 08/15/2022 A long time ago I watched a documentary about poet Emily Dickenson’s life and writings. One thing that I never forgot about that film is ... Read More On Winning the Lottery 08/09/2022 I bought my first lottery ticket recently. It was a $20 scratch-off that paid me a $40 prize. Winning produced a nice little thrill, so ... Read More The keys to living well 08/01/2022 Comedian Carl Reiner was good at living well — and he lived well until the age of 98. I recently watched his 2017 HBO documentary, ... 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 661234›» 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.