Daniel Moore

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!…

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…