Tom Purcell

Posted May 26, 2015

I don't know why everyone is so up in arms that alleged newsman George Stephanopoulos donated $75,000 to a private foundation co-owned and operated by a woman who hopes to be president.

Posted May 19, 2015

It was the most moving Memorial Day ceremony I've ever attended.

Posted May 09, 2015

I handed my debit card to the owner of a barbecue restaurant. He saw my name on the card.

Posted May 05, 2015

I didn't know it when I was young, but I was one of the luckiest young men on the planet. I had a father who loved me and imposed his will on me.

Posted April 20, 2015

After I read the news report, I popped the wine cork and praised the science gods. Alcohol consumption helps us live longer

Posted April 06, 2015

When I came to, I was on my back on the floor of my accountant's office. "What happened?" I said. "When I told you how much you owe, you went down like ton of bricks," said my accountant.

Posted March 30, 2015

"America and the West have a historic opportunity to negotiate a nuclear agreement that will promote peace in the Middle East and the world. It will give your country, Iran, a brighter future. What do you say to that?"

Posted March 24, 2015

The old grocery store in my neighborhood is closing next month. Boy, does that make me sad.

Posted March 17, 2015

St. Patrick's Day celebrations are getting a wee bit out of hand.

Posted March 02, 2015

Get this: The federal government is trying to explain things to citizens in plain English.

Posted February 23, 2015

I admit it: I love the snow and the cold. I love to be outside, gazing up at the stars on cold, crisp evenings. I love how the snow blankets my hillsides. And most of all, I love how snow disrupts daily life - particularly in Washington, D.C.

Posted February 11, 2015

Ah, the middle of February. We all know what that means: Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue has arrived.

Posted February 09, 2015

With Valentine's Day upon us, female readers are again pummeling me with questions on how to woo the modern male.

Posted February 02, 2015

Women have long been annoyed that they do more housework than men, as demonstrated by many studies, but now they are really steamed.

Posted January 26, 2015

Young Americans continue to put off homeownership, and that isn't good for anyone.

Posted January 19, 2015

Boy, does the world need a better sense of humor right about now.

Posted January 15, 2015

I received an unexpected postcard in the mail the other day from an old friend. It made my day.

Posted January 13, 2015

Ah, winter has arrived in all its glory, which means one thing: more sledding bans.

Posted January 05, 2015

Pope Francis recently praised the benefits of big families - that a big family teaches children selflessness and sharing, which benefits the whole of society - and I couldn't agree more.

Posted December 22, 2014

"You've worked for us for 10 years, Johnson, but I'm not sure how to grade you during this year's performance review."