Category: Daniel Moore

A 10-year love note

To my sweet, dear Angie, I guess with the ups and downs and spirals of life, and with so much concentration on just surviving from one point to the next, I sometimes don’t notice that 10 YEARS HAVE GONE BY…

Cheap diapers and peanut butter monsters

Eight and a half years ago, in this very column, I shared my newfound parental wisdom by recommending parents only buy name-brand diapers and off-brand wipes. In fact, the title of the column was called “Buy expensive diapers, cheap wipes.”…

The mystery of a missing toenail

There was a time as a young boy when I thought wearing an eye patch would be cool. Eye patches, I thought, provided an aura of mystery around the wearer. Why did they have the eye patch? What exactly is…

Pets for a day

We haven’t had good luck with pets, which makes our children crazy. We had a dog for four months. We gave it away, but after it had chewed through most of a long list of backyard items, like pool noodles,…

Coming soon to a telephone near you

All of the movie previews and trailers I watch show a group of plucky go-getters suddenly realizing they are about to meet their doom. The heroes all suspect nothing, and then BAM! a hidden evil force has to be battled…

Looking like Dad, both inside and out

Father’s Day is passed for you who are reading this column, but it is not here yet for me writing it, so I’m going ahead and writing it anyway. I was helping my sister move a few weeks ago, and…

Bee Gees in heaven

“Is there rock music in heaven?” my oldest daughter innocently asked a few weeks ago. Sometimes you just don’t know what these kids are going to ask. I’ve braced myself for some really hard questions, but this wasn’t one of…

Judged by a dog

I’m not afraid of many things. Spiders don’t bother me all that much. I’ve stood on top of some magnificent heights. I’ve enjoyed plenty of spook alleys and scary movies. But I’m afraid of dogs. Not every dog, mind you,…

Babies are people, too

I was raised in a large family. But the funny thing about families is, everybody fits in somewhere, no matter how large or small they are. It’s true that you don’t run out of love. Such is the case now.…

Babies work the graveyard shift

A note to future parents: don’t have a baby right before Daylight Saving Time begins. You will never sleep again! Or maybe you should have a baby right before the big change, because a baby does not care what time…