Month: <span>April 2010</span>

Question 109 of 365: What is your field?

A man that I trust and respect once told me that we always go from specific to general in our heads, but we want to go from the general to the specific in our lives. He was speaking about the process of creating something new, but I think it applies …

Question 108 of 365: Why do we want to be entrepreneurs?

Image via Wikipedia The easy answer is that we would like to turn something out of nothing. While many of us are not in the¬†entrepreneurial¬†field, that is the one thing that we all quest after. It is the need to turn a problem into a solution using nothing but you …

Question 107 of 365: Are we occupying or transforming our idle time?

My brothers played hockey. Smelly, cold, and rough and tumble. They had early ice times and late night games. They played from mighty mites on up through peewees and then in high school too. Hockey made sense to them in a way that it never did for me. I used …

Question 106 of 365: How can we find unique comfort?

Image via Wikipedia I sometimes have a hard time relating to those who have never played bumper pool. While most people don’t come right out and say it, there is a look in their eye that questions the very notion of another type of pool game. In this look they …

Question 105 of 365: Are we still allowed to be embarrassed?

Image by slambo_42 via Flickr You never know if you can fit underneath a metal folding chair until you try. I used to sing really loud just about any time I got the chance. Ask my childhood neighbors about my lawn mowing falsetto or headphone isolation. I really didn’t have …

Question 104 of 365: How far will we dig?

Image via Wikipedia My grandmother owned a mountain. Well, maybe not the entire mountain, but in the middle of Ohio, it is about the closest thing to a mountain as there is. And near the top of it, my grandfather built a huge farmhouse. He built it in two stages, …

Question 103 of 365: Who is watching out for whom?

Image via Wikipedia I had never dressed up for Halloween until I became a teacher. It just wasn’t something we did in my family. But, when I became a middle school teacher, it was definitely an expectation. So, I was Peter Pan and Poneyboy a couple of times and it …

Question 102 of 365: Is silence still an option?

Image via Wikipedia Study hall was where I honed my skills as a bully. And since I was weaker and less socially adept than almost everyone, my bullying was relegated to a single individual, Bryan. Now, I didn’t beat him up or call him names. I just pestered him. In …

Question 101 of 365: What is the next vanity?

Image by Getty Images via Daylife I used to fall asleep in crazy positions. My parents tell this story about me falling asleep with my chest over my knees at the foot of the bed in Disney World. While that is basic fetal position, it is usually done on your …