Daniel Moore

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…

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…

Surprising steps to happiness

When I was younger I thought that happiness was something that happened to you, like you won the lottery and then lived the rest of your life in the Bahamas. But now I know that happiness is something that people…