Question 291 of 365: What is the new Eugenics?

Image via Wikipedia I once had a conversation with a man I didn’t know during which he extolled the virtues of Eugenics and the idea of a master race. Because I was 13 at the time, this line of thinking was absolutely new to me. With my¬†rudimentary¬†understanding of how good …

Question 288 of 365: Are we picking fights?

I am offended by the things that might happen. Not the things you are saying or doing, but the the things that you might say or do if allowed to continue. I will argue with you now in the hopes of not having to argue with you the next time …

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 242 of 365: How do we build things that we want to own?

Image by JOE MARINARO via Flickr The¬†New Belgium Brewing Company has only been around for 19 years. Every employee owns part of the company after the first year of work. You get a bicycle too. After 5 years, they send you to Belgium and relive the founder’s inspiring trek through …

Question 236 of 365: Who wins when others fail?

Image via Wikipedia I don’t want to hear about other people not doing their jobs right. It isn’t interesting, novel, or beneficial. It may make for cleverly underhanded conversation or ambitious posturing, but it doesn’t really do much good. I can complain about others not pulling their weight or not …

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 204 of 365: When do we almost die?

Image by jef safi via Flickr It strikes me that we almost die far more often than we actually do. Most of the days that I drive to work I think about what it would be like if I made an enormous right turn into oncoming traffic or into the …

Question 201 of 365: How hard and how fast should we jump on the ice?

Image via Wikipedia The Chagrin river never froze over completely. At least, not in my memory anyway. It was always halfway frozen in the winter, allowing for a few ducks to sit on the frigid water as it took them closer and closer to the falls beneath the Popcorn Shop …

Question 155 fo 365: Who do we root for?

Cover of Spellbound Along with the finals for the NBA and NHL going on this weekend, there was also another kind of competition that garners far fewer onlookers: The Scrips Spelling Bee. Tonight, on network teleivision no less, a girl from my home town of Cleveland took the prize. She …

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 …