John Moore: Let’s put the thanks back in Thanksgiving

Most of us celebrate Thanksgiving without a second thought. That’s not how it was intended. Contrary to what many say, America was founded on religious principles. Thanksgiving is proof of that. Those who fled England to come here in the early 1600s did so for religious reasons. The first recognized Thanksgiving was a feast they shared with…

John Moore: Spam isn’t a bunch of bologna

If you like bologna sandwiches, you’re all right by me. If you grew up with a dad who worked, a mom who stayed home, one car, no air conditioning, and bologna in the fridge, then it’s likely you also are familiar with lunch meat and other budget-conscious grocery items. When I was a kid, you ate what they put in front of you or you didn’t

Yes, you can go home again

They say that you can’t go home again. Last weekend, I did. I vividly remember the night of my high school graduation. It was very hot and very wet. Because of heavy rains, we were the first class, in no one could remember how long, to graduate inside the gymnasium instead of on the football

John Moore: Southerners are friendlier folk, and "howdy" is just being nice

The nicest people live in the South. Anyone who was born and raised in the South and has done any traveling has probably noticed the same thing I have: We’re friendlier. Now, I’m not saying that people who live in the north, east, or western part of the United States aren’t nice folks. I’m

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Yes, you can go home again

They say that you can’t go home again. Last weekend, I did. I vividly remember the night of my high school graduation.…

07 November 2015 [11:24 PM]
John Moore: In the tree tops

Before video games and 300 TV channels, kids played outside. And climbed trees. A lot of trees. In the 1960s, tree climbing…

18 October 2015 [05:31 AM]
John Moore: I'll split it with you

While much of America enjoys four equal seasons, those of us in Texas celebrate two: hot and less hot. Between October and…

04 October 2015 [06:38 AM]
John Moore: Homework has my vote

We all need to start doing our homework. The problem with most American voters is they latch onto the promises of a…

27 September 2015 [06:00 AM]
John Moore: Can you smell me now?

Do you smell that? Since the beginning of time, or at least since there’s been advertising, men and women have been willing…

20 September 2015 [04:51 AM]
Avoid 'emotional' college choice decisions

A few years ago, a bright, cheerful student I’ll call Anna came to my office for help in finishing her college applications. She had selected her major and her top schools; she just needed a little extra guidance. As we…

25 August 2015 [05:00 AM]
John Moore: Life is a cycle

He came to us when he was between 5 and 7 years old. We’ll never know exactly how old he is because…

01 August 2015 [11:08 PM]
Buying power kills doing power

We buy a lot of food that we used to make ourselves. Consumerism has made the world a better place, but it’s…

13 June 2015 [10:37 PM]
It's important for families to share meals together

Manners and family meals make life more enjoyable. Shared meals nourish mind, body and soul. Families that make the effort to schedule meals when most or all members can be present have experienced some benefits: Better communication: Mealtime conversations let…

03 June 2015 [11:18 PM]
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