Category: Daniel Moore

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…

Floss off that tooth beard

So, the shocking news last week (news that wasn’t about Donald Trump I mean) is that there is no proof that flossing your teeth does anything. No one ever, in the 200 years floss has been around, bothered to do…

Don’t need help in the imagination department

I’m sure all of you have been in breathless anticipation of my review of Pokemon Go, a game for cell phones where players catch imaginary creatures hiding in the real world. Here is the review: I have never played Pokemon…

Documentary tips & hot air balloons

Dear PBS producers, My wife and I were watching an enlightening program you produced, a program on the series NOVA, which, unfortunately, has nothing at all to do with Chevy. This particular program featured the history and science behind the…

High taxes have a good payoff

Like a lot of you, I’ve been up to my elbows in taxes the last few weeks. But it’s not my own taxes I’m looking into, it’s yours. A few weeks ago someone called and asked why American Falls’ property…

Yellowstone could explode today

Some days I wake up worried about the world. What if work doesn’t go well today? What if my kids have trouble in school? What if Yellowstone explodes? Beneath Yellowstone, so they tell me, is a huge bubble of magma—molten…