Category: Daniel Moore

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…

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…