Question 316 of 365: What is first?

Starting is everything. The first step is one that you want to make surefooted. The pull of what needs attention isn’t so powerful when you have lined everything up. The home office. The phone. The computer. All of the tools that will help are laid out and waiting to be …

Question 146 of 365: How are we taking turns?

Image via Wikipedia My children take turns with the best of them. They have a strong instinct for when it is their turn, but they will (if prompted and given a reason to do so, sometimes) give other people a chance to play with an important toy or go down …

Question 136 of 365: What is a family reunion?

Image via Wikipedia I have never been a part of a family big enough to require a reunion. We have had many family gatherings over the years, but never a reunion. Father’s side, mother’s side, and weird couplings around weddings. These are the closest that we have come. This week …

Question 125 of 365: Who moved my privacy?

Image via Wikipedia Virginia Woolf wasn’t kidding. Having a room of one’s own matters. That is why teachers who keep their materials on carts are the ones who we pity. It is the reason why we still have stigma around cubicles. It is the reason that we put our names …

Question 66 of 365: What kind of relationships do our communities require?

I have a daughter and a son. My wife is my best friend. I live in the suburbs. Whether these are cliches or not, they are the truth that I live each day. The seemingly mundane existence found within these three facts is a lot of what makes me who …