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Recent:
  • limanews
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel
Past:
  • The Jackson Sun
  • The News Herald
  • Post Independent
  • thetimesherald
  • OnlineAthens feed
  • DelmarvaNow!

Recent articles by Tom:

Tom Purcell: The ending horror of war

The numbers are sobering, but we can do something about them.The Department of Veterans Affairs’ 2019 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Repo → Read More

Tom Purcell | Help stem the tide of veteran suicides

The numbers are sobering, but we can do something about them. The Department of Veterans Affairs’ 2019 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report says nearly 6,200 veterans took their own li… → Read More

Tom Purcell | Halloween costumes: Free expression vs. offense

Everything is offensive now — even Halloween. In Sandy Springs, Ga., a fellow’s humorous display featured a pumpkin man mooning the street. “His pants are halfway down, showing his backside which i… → Read More

Tom Purcell | No escape from trade wars’ effects

The trade wars are hitting me where it hurts. One of my few respites from these rough-and-tumble times is to sit by an autumn bonfire with good friends, a Leaf and Bean cigar and some fine Scotch w… → Read More

Tom Purcell: ‘Fall Back’ to Putting Life’s Small Joys Ahead of Politics

Autumn has arrived. I can’t think of a better time to put priorities back in order.You see, a new University of Nebraska-Lincoln study finds that → Read More

Tom Purcell | ‘Fall Back’ to putting joys ahead of politics

Autumn has arrived. I can’t think of a better time to put priorities back in order. You see, a new University of Nebraska-Lincoln study finds that “the current U.S. political climate is literally m… → Read More

Make this a beautiful day in your neighborhood

Make this a beautiful day in your neighborhood | Opinion → Read More

Tom Purcell: Our Cursed 2020 Campaign: ‘F-bombs’ Away!

Some presidential candidates, past and present, sure have cursed up a storm.The Washington Examiner notes Julian Castro said the “BS” word on H → Read More

Tom Purcell: An oasis of joy in a troubled World

Twelve years ago, when I first visited the Little Sisters of the Poor (LSP) retirement home in Pittsburgh, I was overcome with peace and calm.I went there → Read More

Tom Purcell: Elderly, beware: Scams are on the rise

A phone scammer made a mistake when he called my mother.The young male caller pretended to be her grandson. He said he’d been arrested for fishing on → Read More

Tom Purcell | Scammers target elderly using email, social media

A phone scammer made a mistake when he called my mother. The young male caller pretended to be her grandson. He said he’d been arrested for fishing on an Indian reservation – unaware he was b… → Read More

PURCELL: Our childish politicians need kindergarten lessons

We are better than this — at least I hope we are. → Read More

Tom Purcell: Our childish politicians need kindergarten lessons

We could use a hearty dose of Robert Fulghum wisdom about now.Our political discourse is at a fever pitch. Our allegedly esteemed elected leaders are carry → Read More

Tom Purcell | Here’s the worst part: He had every opportunity to choose life.

Last week, 21-year-old Mustafa Mousab Alowemer was arrested for allegedly plotting to bomb a small Christian church in Pittsburgh’s North Side. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, his moti… → Read More

Tom Purcell: Another debt record falls

Breaking news: Federal spending is out of control.I’m kidding, of course. Spending, deficits and debt have been out of control for years. It’s → Read More

Tom Purcell | National debt is out of control, nobody seems to care

Breaking news: Federal spending is out of control. I’m kidding, of course. Spending, deficits and debt have been out of control for years. It’s just that last week we broke yet another record. For … → Read More

Tom Purcell: A remarkably ‘unremarkable’ father

My dad turns 86 next month. He never thought he’d live so long - or see as many Father’s Days as he has - because his parents both died far too → Read More

Tom Purcell: Hey, America! We Need Another Baby Boom!

America’s declining birthrate has given me pause.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of babies born in the United → Read More

Tom Purcell: Why I Hope to Become Just Like My Ma

I hope to be just like my mother one day.Now in her eighth decade, my ma has arrived at a coveted place: Her “filter” is pretty much gone, and → Read More

Tom Purcell: Too many of us are lost in the narrowness of our own limited points of view

Hope ‘Springs’ Eternal for Civil DiscourseHope ‘Springs’ Eternal for Civil DiscourseBy Tom PurcellSpring has finally arrived in all → Read More