Category: Daniel Moore

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…

Don’t like those award movies

Moore or Less Daniel Moore In a week or so, the movie industry will be handing out awards to itself. Of the movies nominated for Oscars, I’ve seen exactly one. That movie was Zootopia, which I enjoyed watching with my…

Okay, I can see Spot run already

Oh, I say. Oh, oh. It is time to stop. It is time to stop with so many easy books. No, no, say the kids. No, no. We must read more. We will learn to read, yes. We will learn…

The Long Winter

I’ve been reading my children a book from “The Little House on the Prairie” series. Unfortunately, it’s a book titled “The Long Winter.” It is a cold book to read this time of year. This book is better a to…

What happened that first Christmas

My kids were working on coloring some Christmas scenes. “What color was Mary wearing when she had the baby Jesus?” my youngest daughter asked. Her oldest sister did not hesitate a second. “Blue,” was her reply. “Oh yes, that’s it,”…

Thanksgiving tops list of what I’m thankful for

I think Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, but that wasn’t always the case. When I was younger my favorite was a competition between Christmas and Halloween. But Thanksgiving is rising in the ranks as I get older, and as I…

Mastering the art of not knowing

When I was young, I prided myself on knowing pop culture references. I knew which band sang such-and-such a song. I knew which actor played so-and-so in which movie. In college, however, my interests expanded. Then, I also knew which…

Small is okay too

My two-year-old son is obsessed with big things, which I expect is true of a lot of boys that age. There is an attraction from small boys to big things that is just a fact of life. He only speaks…

Hidden worlds all around us

I was reading a science book to my kids the other day, when it was revealed that each of us has more than 10,000 different species of microscopic microbes living in us and on us. Not individual germs. 10,000 different…