Category: Daniel Moore

Bond action not as hard as fatherhood

I recently watched a commercial for the new James Bond movie. In the movie, 007 is driving a truck with a beautiful woman who must be very important to the plot (well, it is a James Bond film) while an…

Summer movie guide: More of the same

We are now in the midst of the summer movie season, a time when our kids, intelligent from nine months of school, are dropped off at the theater, where they come out a grade behind. As one movie review I…

Best gifts for ‘Dan’s Dad Day’

My second oldest daughter has taken to calling me “Dan” instead of “Dad.” I’ve threatened that I’m going to start referring to her only as “daughter” but it hasn’t worked. I think she thinks it makes her sound more grown…

Can’t get my brain to chase a deer

I’m surrounded by people who are trying to be better. They try to watch less TV, throw away less garbage, exercise more and eat less. But I don’t know of any 90-year-olds who are trying to lose weight, and they’ve…

Dreaming the impossible dream

The other day I happened to be walking through the halls of American Falls High School. I had fun reading where students, as well as staff, had posted pictures of themselves holding a paper that said “My Dream Is” and…

Explaining the 80s

One night my wife and I were taking a walk down memory lane, watching 80s music videos on YouTube. Specifically, we were watching Murry Head’s music video of “One Night in Bangkok,” when my wife raised one important question: how…

Fairy tales are hard to top

Red Riding Hood lends itself to performance, and I have acted every part in the story, except for the title character (that’s reserved for my daughters), dozens of times. None of them were on the stage, of course, but all…

Don’t forget your angels

In the film “It’s a Wonderful Life,” George Bailey gets to see the world as if he never existed, with the help of the angel Clarence. He finds out that, without him, Uncle Billy never does find his hat. Just kidding!…