Question 198 of 365: When is sleep inappropriate?

Image via Wikipedia I observed classrooms for years before I became a teacher. Sometimes I would observe the interaction between students or the way in which a teacher would discipline others. I would watch the passing of notes and the distracted looks of those who longed to be outside. I …

Question 189 of 365: How can other's words say what I mean?

Image via Wikipedia I found this book, Nothing Feels good by Andy Greenwald. And along with being beautifully written, it describes so well what it is that I am desperate for (note: I pulled the text from the Google Book by taking screenshots and then feeding it into the Google …

Question 183 of 365: Are we possible?

Image via Wikipedia I have plans. Brainstorms and Mind Maps, too. I write out lists and sketch out wireframes. I see folder structures and hashtags, creating them with a few touches on the big glass screen in front of me. And then I step back from all of it, looking …

Question 151 of 365: How do we predict the future?

Image by louisvolant via Flickr Everyone is trying to devine the next big thing. Reading the tea leaves on Twitter or letting the alerts drift in to the inbox of your choice. We are all looking to get in on the ground floor of the next version of the web …

Question 123 of 365: How much are we inspired by comfort?

Image via Wikipedia So, I’m blogging from an iPad. I’m that guy. I’m sitting here with my bluetooth wireless keyboard resting on my lap, looking over at the gorgeous screen being propped up with the new super-durable case I got today. All of this is so new that I really …

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 …

Question 110 of 365: Can we change from the outside?

Image by mpclemens via Flickr Advice is a funny thing. It is often sought, often misheard, often rejected, often obnoxious, and often invaluable. This is all at the same time, mind you. Whenever I am asked to give advice, I know that there is very little chance that the changes …

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 86 of 365: What is on the internet?

I remember looking at the TV guide when I was a kid. I used to take it out of the Sunday paper and put it into the remote basked after I looked at the summaries for Home Improvement and Boy Meets World for the week. I would scan across the …