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 Little Sisters of the Poor Meet Pandemic with Grace Humility 04/27/2020 Little Sisters of the Poor Meet Pandemic with Grace, Humility In the outside world, the COVID-19 pandemic is highlighting our divisions. Inside the Little Sisters of the ... Read More Spouting Off: How the EPA Made It Harder To Mow My Lawn 04/20/2020 I used to enjoy mowing the lawn. Now it agitates the heck out of me. My agitation is the result of the gas-container safety spouts that ... Read More Work-from-Home Productivity Has Come a Long Way Since 1918 04/13/2020 COVID-19 has millions working from home. As a longtime teleworker, let me offer some advice. Working from home has many upsides: no traffic jams, office politics ... Read More Worrying about My Not-So-Worried Parents 04/06/2020 My sisters and I worry that our 83-year-old mother and 86-year-old father aren't nearly as worried about COVID-19 as we are. Though this pandemic is as ... Read More Pandemic Threatens Musician’s Life When We Need His Art Most 03/30/2020 When I was a junior at Penn State, I had a front-row seat when legendary singer-songwriter John Prine performed on campus. If you aren't familiar with ... Read More Amid Pandemic, Cyber Scams a Growing Threat 03/23/2020 The dirty rotten crooks. While the rest of the world is doing its best to sacrifice to beat an unseen biological virus, cyber scammers are trying ... Read More Learning from My Aunt’s Polio Experience 03/16/2020 My Aunt Cecelia was just beginning the eighth grade when it happened. In late spring 1951, she came home from school with a high temperature, feeling ... Read More Just When We Need It Irish Wit Wisdom Abound 03/09/2020 Just When We Need It, Irish Wit, Wisdom Abound We could use some Irish wit and wisdom right now. Here's a good start: "You'll never plow a ... Read More The 2020 Presidential Race: No Laughing Matter 03/02/2020 At least Michael Bloomberg gave it a try. Having done poorly in a prior debate, he joked during the Charleston, S.C., debate that he was ... 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 4 of 56‹1234567›» 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.