Daniel Moore

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…

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…