Category: Daniel Moore

Building up our local businesses

American Falls is at an interesting place in its life. If you talk to some, the economics of American Falls has never been better. If you talk to others, the town is on the verge of collapse. It’s easy to…

One night at a time is enough

As we sit surrounded by national and international tragedies, one thought continues to enter my mind: Why doesn’t the world end already? Seriously, how much more can we take? People have predicted its end for thousands of years. But the…

Now I know my livestock

As with past years, this year I helped take pictures of each animal, seller and buyer at the 4-H livestock sale at the Power County Fair. This year, however, was a little bit different. Instead of having us take pictures…

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…