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

Recent articles by Tom:

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

Tom Purcell: Tax Time: Better to Laugh than Cry

Tax season is upon us, which gives us a choice: Laugh or cry. I choose to laugh.Dave Barry offers useful advice for getting through this trying time: → Read More

Tom Purcell: Erasing capitalism? Consider the pencil first

Socialism is back in vogue in some quarters.According to the website of dictionary maker Merriam-Webster, socialism is a political theory that advocates → Read More

Irish stereotypes no joking matter

Tom Purcell, author of "Misadventures of a 1970's Childhood," a humorous memoir available at amazon.com, is a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review humor columnist. Send comments to Tom at Tom@TomPurcell.com.Read or Share this story: → Read More

Why 'springing forward' takes my dad weeks

Why 'springing forward' takes my dad weeks → Read More

Donations to pay down the U.S. debt pointless

Tom Purcell, author of "Misadventures of a 1970's Childhood," a humorous memoir available at amazon.com, is a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review humor columnist. Send comments to Tom at Tom@TomPurcell.com.Read or Share this story: → Read More

Tom Purcell: Enough! Cable TV, internet gone

I’m so unhappy with my cable TV and internet services that I’m going to do what I’ve long dreamed of doing: Cancel my subscription!I → Read More

Living the cord-cutting dream

Tom Purcell, author of "Misadventures of a 1970's Childhood," a humorous memoir available at amazon.com, is a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review humor columnist and is nationally syndicated exclusively by Cagle Cartoons Inc. For info on using this column in your publication or website, contact Sales@cagle.com or call (805) 969-2829. Send comments to Tom at Tom@TomPurcell.com.Read or Share this story: → Read More

Sunday set to remind: 'Be kind'

In these heated, divisive times, all of us sure could use more kindness. This coming Sunday, Feb. 17, offers us a reminder to embrace kindness. Tom Purcell, author of "Misadventures of a 1970's Childhood," a humorous memoir available at amazon.com, is a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review humor columnist and is nationally syndicated exclusively by Cagle Cartoons Inc. For info on using this column in your… → Read More

Time to embrace cursive handwriting again

While organizing my home office a few weeks ago, I came across a letter my grandfather wrote back in 1924. Tom Purcell, author of "Misadventures of a 1970's Childhood," a humorous memoir available at amazon.com, is a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review humor columnist and is nationally syndicated exclusively by Cagle Cartoons Inc. For info on using this column in your publication or website, contact… → Read More

Tech making 'car guys' endangered species

My Uncle Jimmy would’ve hated the late-model SUV I rented for a recent trip to New Jersey. I sure did. You see, this modern SUV boasted “smart” technologies designed to keep me safe and happy. It made me miserable. Every time I switched lanes, the white stripes on the pavement triggered safety sensors, sending annoying vibrations to the steering wheel. It felt like the struts had just blown out.… → Read More

By Tom Purcell: Tech making ‘car guys’ endangered species

My Uncle Jimmy would’ve hated the late-model SUV I rented for a recent trip to New Jersey. I sure did.You see, this modern SUV boasted “smart → Read More

Relax, people! They're just cookies

Tom Purcell, author of "Misadventures of a 1970's Childhood," a humorous memoir available at amazon.com, is a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review humor columnist and is nationally syndicated exclusively by Cagle Cartoons Inc. For info on using this column in your publication or website, contact Sales@cagle.com or call (805) 969-2829. Send comments to Tom at Tom@TomPurcell.com.Read or Share this story: → Read More