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 285 of 365: When does advocacy become an employment strategy?

Image by Julie70 via Flickr Being in favor of things is not so very hard. I’m for watching TV in the evenings. I’m for laughing with children. I’m for opening up boxes as soon as they come in the mail. I’m for remembering what I’ve done with those I’ve done …

Question 280 of 365: Do we need Man Caves?

Image via Wikipedia Call it an office or a tool shed or a garage, but the Man Cave has become something of a mythical figure in daily married life. It is something to aspire to if you don’t have one or escape to if you do. It is decked out …

Question 213 of 365: Where is the asterisk?

Image via Wikipedia I have never understood infomercials. While they may be fun to watch or poke fun at every once in a while, I have never for a moment wanted one of those products bad enough to want to “call and order right away.” I know that there probably …

Question 177 of 365: What is plan b?

Image via Wikipedia Preparation is something I had to learn. While I have always planned, true preparation has always eluded me. I mean to say that the ability some people have for seeing the way things will work out before they do has never been my gift. I have to …

Questions 140 of 365: When do we get to see Slim Goodbody?

Image by underwhelmer via Flickr PBS is good for a lot of things. Creating unreal expectations for what the world is like is one of my favorites. From having inquisitive puppet friends to being an incredibly good neighbor, PBS made sure that I never had to make reality my full …

Question 107 of 365: Are we occupying or transforming our idle time?

My brothers played hockey. Smelly, cold, and rough and tumble. They had early ice times and late night games. They played from mighty mites on up through peewees and then in high school too. Hockey made sense to them in a way that it never did for me. I used …