Question 335 of 365: Will the future be double spaced?

I used to write research papers in a single evening. I would slog on through 20 pages, even if it meant pulling an all-nighter. To me, it wasn’t a question of sleep or of planning, it was a matter of continuity. I wanted the first draft of anything that I …

Question 334 of 365: Should we buy comfortable couches?

Image via Wikipedia We currently own the most comfortable couch that I can ever hope to have. While not immediately plush and inviting, it is the kind of couch that deceptively lulls you to sleep with its firm support and ability to fully stretch out in a number of different …

Question 333 of 365: When should we make buttons?

As I sat in my grandmother’s dining room table, I knew that there was something very different about the evening’s events. There wasn’t going to be a rousing game of cards or a big football game to watch. There was something much more subdued going on that was difficult for …

Question 332 of 365: Why do we need apples to apples comparison?

Everything changes and it isn’t a hyperbole to say so. My experience of the mall in the days up to Christmas has been roughly similar, but the people I am with and the things that I am interested in are in stark contrast. Never before have I felt the need …

Question 330 of 365: when does it take a village?

I love when other people parent my children well. I’m glad when my brother feels empowered enough to put my son in timeout. I’m glad when family friends get my children milk. I don’t think twice about letting other people we have chosen to share our house with take a …

Question 329 of 365: What constitutes a full house?

One younger brother, one older brother, two sisters-in-law, one family friend, one family of friends (two adults and three children),and one family of the family of friends (two adults and two children). As it turns out, it actually requires two houses to cook for one full house. Who knew?

Question 328 of 365: What are the Frequently Asked Questions?

I was recently tasked with cobbling together a list of frequently asked questions. I was supposed to answer them and to put both question and answer up for the world to see. As a team, we spent some time brainstorming and collecting all of the questions we knew to be …

Question 327 of 365: What does it feel like to get things done?

It feels like nothing else. Like pursuing a truth for so long and finding your every move validated. It feels like seeing the lifetime of your ideas every day. You see them be born, grow into their awkwardness and then retire into a comfortable home. Every day I see the …

Question 326 of 365: Why should we drink out of a lowball glass?

Image by yoppy via Flickr My wife got me four beautiful lowball (Old Fashioned) glasses yesterday. They have spiral lines and large circle patterns that match our wine glasses perfectly. It was a conscious attempt to bring my love for an occasional scotch into the fold. It makes it more …