Category: Press Columns

Judging a movie by its cover

They say not to judge a book by its cover. Luckily they didn’t say the same thing about movies, because I judge movies by their cover all the time. Just one look at the cover and I can tell if it falls…

Birds of spring can knock it off

Granted, it’s not a farm rooster letting us know the sun is rising, but the birds of spring that have taken up residence in the trees near our house are becoming just as annoying. It’s kind of like going to…

Reduce government bloat with the sea quest station

When they first started talking about the sequestration, I sometimes like to think that maybe they were talking about “sea quest station,” which sounds so much more awesome. And in spite of the complex science such a device would require,…

Cute kitty can’t stay at our house

The checkers all wore smiles on their faces as they stood at the front of their checkout counters at Ken’s Food Market when I approached them Monday afternoon. I wandered along the aisles looking for something new, when I finally…

Toilet seat repair blunders solved

There is no old axiom about not letting young children help their dads with complex projects. There should be. In most of these cases, someone ends up crying. Usually it’s the dad. I learned this recently. The complex task was…

Very serious movies come out this summer

Welcome to my 2013 summer movie preview. I recently watched a movie in an expensive theater, where they show roughly an hour and a half of movie trailers that will come out this summer. So I am an expert. But…

Oh, the joys of gift giving and receiving

Most people are lucky enough to receive gifts on at least two occasions each year. Most people in this area will celebrate Christmas and a birthday. Those even luckier might celebrate an anniversary and other special events. But the luckiest…

Why are pterodactyls not dinosaurs?

My kids have a favorite show on TV. It’s a highly educational show called “Dinosaur Train,” where a family of dinosaurs, one of whom appears adopted or accidental, rides around on a train visiting a wide variety of other dinosaurs.…

Buying new TV was first-time experience

Sometimes in the Moore household, we do wild and crazy things. We try things we haven’t ever done before. Like last week. Last week, we bought a TV. So in many households, buying a TV isn’t all that exciting, but…

Ten things to learn in Power County

Last week, Power County turned 100 years old. We honored all those honest, brave, true desperados who wrestled a living out of the untamed land, mostly because they were wanted in other states. Last week, we looked to you, Power…