Category: Daniel Moore

Feel free to disagree, or maybe even to agree

A few months ago, I wrote a column about some reactions we received to our political cartoons. Some of those reactions I considered to be extreme—most of which fell along the lines of liking or disliking Donald Trump. Now, with…

Enjoying children and pinball games

I enjoy an occasional game of pinball. One time, I was playing a pinball game where, if you hit a certain part of the game with a pinball, you received an extra ball, and suddenly you were playing with two…

Star Wars sequels wear me down

I’m a little bit of a Star Wars fan, so every time I watch a Star Wars movie I feel compelled to write about it. Once again, here is a tirade on the new Star Wars movies, done in conversation…

Cartoons and “Fake News”

It started with a mysterious message on the website for The Power County Press and The Aberdeen Times, saying that the two newspapers have drifted into major partisanship. We don’t know which side of the political spectrum the author thought…

New Year’s goal: slow down while driving

Like many of you this time of year, I reflect on things that I could do better, and ways I could improve myself this upcoming year. But I’m not planning on losing weight or quitting any substances. No, this year,…

Rudolph and Jesus teach forgiveness

In the strange digital world we are living in, I recently saw several “news” sources covering this very important story: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was shown on T.V., just like it is every other year for the last 54 years,…

Hard work being in fourth grade

It’s hard work being in fourth grade. I know, because several years ago, I went to fourth grade. I have some very clear memories of fourth grade, most of which involve having my name written on the board with a…

Is this the party to whom I am speaking

Like many people our age, my wife and I pepper our speech with rapid-fire cultural references. We’ve just seen so many of the same movies that we just quote them constantly. This must provide some confusion for our children, who…

The old Santa Claus argument

A couple of months after completing kindergarten, my daughter confessed there was an argument while waiting in line at the school. That argument was, as ever, whether or not Santa Claus exists. My daughter took a firm agnostic approach to…

Time flies, little brother

I am the oldest of eight kids, and my little brother is the youngest. I always look out for him, and with that in mind, I decided to hook him up with some ladies. An older brother’s got to do…