Category: Daniel Moore

Halloween costumes, explained

We spent Halloween a few weeks ago as most families do, trying to get candy from strangers. Talk about sending our children mixed messages. However, it was a very pleasant, non-scary Halloween. It was much less scary then, say, cleaning…

How to judge a chili contest

After covering the Power County Hospital Foundation chili feed for the newspaper six years in a row, they decided to make me a judge. This may have been to just get me out of the way. I do love me…

Kindergarten with no naps

My oldest daughter started school, if kindergarten counts as school. With snack time and play time, it doesn’t sound like school to me. It sounds like heaven. And my kindergarten experience was pretty heavenly. It got me out of the…

Getting married? Hold on! Times move fast

My wife and I have now been married seven years. That’s surprising to me. No, not because being married to my wife is especially hard or that I didn’t expect to make it this far. Actually, it’s the opposite. It…

Stop taking over the world already

An open letter to Vladimir Putin: Don’t try to take over the world! That’s all. Putin, the president, uh… I mean the prime minister, oh… and maybe the king of Russia looks like he might be trying to take over…

Someone buy me a butter churn

There’s no denying it, I eat healthy. For example, all that ice cream I ingest, that has important calcium in it. And all those donuts have grains, at least what was grain at one time. It’s all healthy. But not…

World problems solved

An ex-teacher wrote a column that is gaining ground on the internet. It was about the problems of the teaching occupation. Teaching is a tough gig, he says, and then he lays out the solution to the problems; namely, that…

Opening a restaurant to gain attention

We just welcomed baby number four to our household, and in a break from tradition, this one is a boy (on a side note, I’m now 4-4 for guessing gender). When he’s not sleeping or pooping, he spends most of…

The internet lost its pants along the way

The internet recently had its most embarrassing moment. It was much more embarrassing than pimples or finding out your fly is down. No, it discovered it hadn’t put on any pants for over two years. Of course, the internet doesn’t…