Question 364 of 365: Why should we treasure the penultimate?

Quite often we do not know when we are about to experience the last of something. The last day on the job comes as a surprise sometimes. The last moments before a child wakes up in the morning are a complete mystery. Even the last time that we see a …

Question 362 of 365: Can we research our way out of our problems?

I have never understood card catalog systems. Every time that I look at the series of numbers and letters in front of me on the cute little slip of paper that a kind librarian has given me, it is as if I am seeing it for the first time. I …

Question 359 of 365: Should we believe in Santa?

Image by Getty Images via @daylife I didn’t know Santa growing up, or more accurately, I didn’t know him the way that other kids my age did. They were all convinced of his reality, and I was never taught to imagine a world in which a single man could deliver millions …

Question 357 of 365: What happens when you go back to the beginning?

I went back to the places I grew up and played music for a friend of mine. I played the best songs that I knew with the new chords that I had just found and owned. He called them beautiful and he felt inadiquate. I told him that he wasn’t …

Question 356 of 365: When should you shut up and just watch?

When what you are watching is more beautiful, dramatic and filled with purpose than your actions would be at this very moment. When the words being said are more potent and filled with truth than yours can muster tonight. When you know that if you don’t, you will be missing out on an …