Category: questions

In the wee small hours

THE QUESTION:  What keeps you awake at night?   CATHERINE In my teens I worked hard to perfect a bedtime routine that allowed me to fall asleep in under ten minutes. Because of that, nothing keeps me from drifting off quickly. I settle in, close my eyes, and…I’m out in short order. Apparently I should

Sticking it to the stork

THE QUESTION: At what age, and how did you learn where babies come from?   JUDY When I was four or so, my grandma told me a story about a farmer’s wife who went out in the garden and found a baby under a cabbage leaf. My mother had a garden but no cabbages still I

What a difference a change makes?

THE QUESTION: Has a piece of modern technology changed your life?   ROSS As I delve into this question I become increasingly aware that technology changes our life in many ways every day. Often we are not even aware of the technology or the way it has transformed us on a personal level and as a

Raging questions

THE QUESTION: Did something make you really angry this week, and what made that happen? If not, why not?   MICHÈLE Dear Donald, You and I haven’t met, and likely, we never will meet. But I’m angry. I have been following your twitter feed, even though I don’t have an account any more, but I’ve been

Definition of a character

QUESTION: What character from any book would you like to be, and why?   JIM Words: “Did his mother leave him nothing, then?” asked Herbert, in pained surprise. “Nothing at all,” assured Mark, complacently. “That is very strange and unjust.” “I don’t look upon it in that light.” Excerpt from: Horatio Alger, Making His Way  Video

To go without

This week’s question: If you had to lose one of your senses (seeing, hearing, touching, tasting, smelling), which one would that be and why?   JUDY I’d hate to lose my sense of touch. Not to feel the wind or sun against my skin, the tickle of my cats’ whiskers on my nose. I love seeing

Futility or possibility?

The question: Do you believe peace is possible?  JIM THE COTTONWOODS On each and every the first of June  the cottonwoods take flight dispersing on wind alighting aground.    Decisions with unforeseen resolutions flying around.    If the same intentioned choices are made  again and again where does this lead?    A sapling?  A tree?   

Haven’t we been here before?

We’ve been on hiatus for a few weeks, and before the cast returns next week, here are two submissions from frequent contributors on the following question:   What is the most serious dilemma facing the children in your country today?  JUDY I am not sure what the most serious dilemma facing children today is. Each


QUESTION: How long is now?    ROSS I imagine that any answer to this question will depend on a person’s individual perspective. It can be a simple answer or a complicated one. An existentialist probably thinks that now lasts forever. Now is always with us, even if the events that compose now are ever changing.

From little things, big things grow

The Question: How similar is your life today to the life you imagined as a child?   MARG The innocence of childhood allowed me to believe that I would grow up to be a vet who had a large cattle farm and spent half the day riding horses. My farm house had a large kitchen with