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?   

Somewhere over somewhere

The question: If you could make a living doing anything, what would that be and why?   JUDY If I could make a living doing anything, what would it be and why? I made a living doing anything, because it was there. I needed the money. I couldn’t stand another week out of work, so I

The difference is Y

Question: What, in your opinion, is the main difference between men and women?   JIM  To be scared or not to be…the difference between the fearsomes and the things that are feared. There’s a monster in the crawlspace, there’s a door that won’t latch, do these clothes make an outfit, have I made the right choice,

Daily Everests

THIS WEEK’S QUESTION: What challenge do you have to overcome each day?    TINA  As a parent we all want our offspring to grow up big and strong, of mind and body. It’s not always a easy journey but a journey nonetheless. In every home, I’m generalising here, I imagine there is a wall somewhere which is a

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

Four connected elements

QUESTION: A departure – as fiction or non-fiction – tell a story in any medium, integrating these four elements: an 80-year-old (man or woman), a ball, a ravine, a taxi-cab.    ROSS It’s another cold morning. He watched the icicles on the outside of the tent begin to drip tears as he waited for the water


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

Threshold of trust

The Question: Does trust have a meaning anymore?   ALLISON “…It doesn’t interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself. If you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul. If you can be faithless

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