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Welcome to Moor and More. Former South Bend Tribune columnist and sports editor Bill Moor captains this effort to bring you compelling stories. He is getting plenty of help from other retired journalists he worked beside and other talented writers from the area. We are hoping you become a regular reader and that we give you reasons to ponder, act or just smile.

  • Moor or Less: In this digital age, I like my map on paper
    I have my road atlas open on the kitchen table as I jump from page to page … state to state … map to map…
  • The truth of it is, we had our own George Santos
    A good brain holds data in neat filing cabinets, alphabetized and ready for recall. Others, like mine, have stuff stored every which way, in shoe…
  • Moor or Less: Oh, brother, more nicknames
    Below are some of the responses I received after my recent nicknames’ column. My pithy comments are in italics: _______ Nobody probably knows nicknames —…
  • Emergency Rental Assistance program gets high marks
    It’s hard to get people to agree on anything. For example, just 84 percent of Americans – and 66 percent of millennials – were willing…
  • Truth? It can depend on how you hear it
    Nineteen years ago, I found myself in frigid Des Moines, Iowa, with a group that included University of Notre Dame college students, a couple of…
  • Thoughts that consume me
    1) Life’s greatest mystery: What goes on between the earlobes of drivers who don’t use their headlights when it’s obviously way past sunset? Or in…
  • I was proud to be an Indian
    As a former student, athlete and Booster Club president at Saint Joseph High School in South Bend, I have only known our athletic teams as…
  • Am I a curmudgeon like ‘Otto’ or has the movie experience gotten worse
    Until a few days ago, I had not been to a movie theater since COVID struck. And based on my recent experience, it may be…
  • Moor or Less: I prefer Spanky over Moor-on
    When I went off to college, I had no real nicknames. I finally had outgrown my “Little Bill” designation around the family, although I never…
  • More than you need to know about my LPs
    This shouldn’t take three months, but it probably will. I’m reorganizing my stereo LPs. I hesitate to use the word “collection” to describe what I…
  • This story is about hearts
    This story is about hearts. Not the card game, the rock band, or the hardest working muscle of the body. I’m talking about the kind…
  • If you’re fightin’, you’re not winnin’
    If you’re fightin’, you’re not winnin’ In 1974, during my sophomore year at Notre Dame, two of my classmates got fed up with the rules…