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 223 of 365: What forces your hand?

Image via Wikipedia My wife got into nursing school today. She took prerequisites, applied, interviewed and was offered a spot in nursing school. She didn’t know that was what she wanted until quite recently, but here we are, staring directly at changes to our life’s as we know them. The …

Question 205 of 365: Why don't we clear the board more often?

Image by MarkyBon via Flickr I have been to a few emergency rooms, mostly for highly nervous new parent reasons. Near each one is a board with names on it. Ussually this board has ailments, procedures, and where patients are at any given time. It tells of upcoming surgeries that …

Question 199 of 365: When do we stop asking for medicine and band-aids?

Image via Wikipedia I had a favorite medicine growing up called Triaminic. It was the wonder cure-all. Pretty much anything that was wrong could be fixed with a little Triaminic. It had this syrupy sweet cherry flavor that wasn’t overly thick. It didn’t have the aftertaste of a Robitussin or …

Question 147 of 365: Who are the workout haters?

Image via Wikipedia During my first year of college, I decided that I was going to work out every day. And I did. I ate whatever I wanted, but I worked out for at least an hour. I would start off by running on the treadmill or doing the stationary …

Question 128 of 365: Why should we smoke?

Image via Wikipedia I got to know my wife by smoking hundreds of cigarretes with her. We would sit outside of the dorm and talk about what we were going to do with the rest of our lives. We would meet each other after class and hop in her car …

Question 124 of 365: Are there clowns hanging up on our walls?

Image via Wikipedia The Cleveland Clinic was my childhood hospital. I visited my pediatrician there with my two brothers more times than I care to remember. I didn’t recognize it as the world-premier institution that it is, though. I just knew it as the place with the clown posters on …

Question 111 of 365: How hard is it to be born?

Image via Wikipedia It is all a matter of perspective. My typical perspective is that it is hard to give birth to something. My wife ¬†knows more than I do about this. She is intimately aware of the discomfort, the sleeplessness, the depression, and the sickness that occurs in the …