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Gone Writing: The Poems of Moore on Sunday

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For three decades, WCCO news anchor Dave Moore delivered the evening news with flair, making him a fixture in Minnesota living rooms. At the end of his weekly news-in-review program, Moore on Sunday, he often signed off by reciting a poem. These poems, written by Moore's son Peter, are collected here for the first time and capture the essence of Dave Moore's wit, common sense, honesty, and warmth.
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Overview

For three decades, WCCO news anchor Dave Moore delivered the evening news with flair, making him a fixture in Minnesota living rooms. At the end of his weekly news-in-review program, Moore on Sunday, he often signed off by reciting a poem. These poems, written by Moore's son Peter, are collected here for the first time and capture the essence of Dave Moore's wit, common sense, honesty, and warmth.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816634323
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1999
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 4.50 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Moore
Peter Moore
Peter Moore is Australia's best-loved travel author. His first book, No Shitting in the Toilet, quickly became a backpacker classic. His second, The Wrong Way Home, is regarded as 'must-read' for those considering taking the overland route from London to Sydney. And Vroom with a View, which captures the unbridled joy of jumping on a Vespa and riding around Italy.
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
I The Great (and not so Great) Outdoors
A Great Winter Sport 5
January in Minnesota 6
March Once More 7
Dayton's Flower Show 8
Spring, Sort Of 9
Oh, the Natural World 10
Late Summer Blues 12
The Hay Fever Rag 13
II Strikes, Balls, and Lures of the Sporting Life
Written during the Time of Year Formerly Known as Spring Training 16
Opening Day Jive 18
On Mother's Day and the Fishing Opener Falling on the Same Day 20
Move It 21
Heartbreak 22
Kirby Puckett's Retirement 23
Some Thoughts on the End of Fishing Season 24
III Ah, the Holidays
Watching Schoolchildren See a Live Turkey for the First Time 28
A Midwestern Thanksgiving 29
Post-Thanksgiving Musings 30
On Noticing That No One Ever Gets the Lyrics Right to "Good King Wenceslas" or Most Other Christmas Carols 32
'Tis the Season 33
A Yuletide Prayer 34
A New Year's Judgment 35
Considering New Year's Resolutions - Again 36
Hopes for the New Year 37
Once More into the New Year's Breach 38
IV Familial Foibles
On Announcing for the First Time in Your Life That You Won't Be at Your Parents' House on Christmas Morning 43
To All the Brand New Husbands 44
Wisdom 46
The Week after Labor Day 47
My Beautiful New Niece 48
More Wisdom 49
My Wife's Birthday 50
V The Cultural Life
On Seeing the World's Largest Book, According to Guinness 55
Thoughts on the Opening of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum 56
Wisconsin Names the Polka as State Dance and Twenty-Second State Symbol 58
Ethnic Cuisine 59
A Dissenting Voice 60
VI Breaking News
Sweeps Month 64
On the Publication of a Report That Says Most People Don't Wash Their Hands after Going to the Bathroom 65
"NWA Seeks Casino in the Sky" - Star Tribune Headline 66
The Buzz around the Mall 67
"Pelicans and Power Lines Don't Mix, Granite Falls Officials Find" - Star Tribune Headline 68
Earth Mom 69
Election Day 70
The Last Word 73
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