Sunday, February 28, 2010

Tell us a story: It's a miracle!

What is one miraculous thing that occurred and seemed to be specifically an answer to your prayers?

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Reading the tea leaves

What future events are so certain to occur that you have made plans based on them?

Friday, February 26, 2010

Mom and Dad were right

What is one lesson from your parents that you didn't appreciate at the time — but, years later, you recognize its value?

This week's theme is learning.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Dragon riding

What is one thing you would love to take lessons in — assuming you had the time and opportunity, and assuming you had a practical reason for developing that area of skill or knowledge?

This week's theme is learning.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A word to the wise

What is one safety precaution or way of avoiding trouble that someone once taught you — and that you in turn taught to someone else?

Who did you learn it from? Who did you pass it on to? How much time passed between learning it and teaching it?

This week's theme is learning.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

No one will ever suspect

Who taught you a unique or unusual way to mislead or deceive people? Did that lesson give you any ethical qualms?

Did you put it to good use?

This week's theme is learning.

Monday, February 22, 2010


What is one time in your life when you were completely engaged in learning? What was one lesson when you paid full attention and felt excited about expanding your knowledge or skills?

What made that particular lesson seem so important to you?

This week's theme is learning.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Tell us a story: car trouble

What is the most colorful or memorable place where you were stuck with a disabled car?

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Free stuff

What is the most interesting thing you've found discarded or abandoned by the roadside?

Friday, February 19, 2010

Enemy headquarters

Think of a dream in which people or forces seemed lined up against you: fighting you, blocking your progress, opposing your goals, or perhaps just making fun of you. What dream location seemed to be the central point of your opposition, your foes' stronghold?

What dayworld place resembles this place from your dream?

This week's theme is dream places.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Only in my dreams

What location turns up repeatedly in your dreams, even though you have never been to that place in your waking life?

This week's theme is dream places.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Think of a dream in which you are traveling from one place to another, or planning to take a trip. Where are you headed? What is the destination of your dream trip?

Is the trip easy, or do you encounter difficulties and obstacles along the way?

Do you arrive at your destination in your dream, or does the dream end while you are still traveling?

This week's theme is dream places.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

What part of the (dream) home

Is the home in your dreams usually a happy and enlivening place, or is it more often a place of problems and conflicts?

Think of a recent dream in which your home itself had a particular problem (such as water flowing, or a big hole in a wall) or unexpected potential (such as finding a treasure, or discovering a room that you never knew was there). What happened in the dream?

What part of your home was the focal point of the dream's events? In the comparable part of your dayworld home, is there anything noteworthy or significant? What might that part of a home mean as a metaphor?

This week's theme is dream places.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Dream home

Think about dreams you have had that take place at home. Is the home in your dreams the same as your dayworld home? If not, what kind of homes do you find in your dreamworld?

If you've lived in several different places throughout your life, which of those homes still turn up in your dreams? Which of your past homes never appear in your dreams?

This week's theme is dream places.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Top Ten: easy targets

Think of the familiar knots of difficulty in your daily life: things that you tend to avoid doing; tasks where you often get bogged down; goals that are clouded in a fog of uncertainty; and temperamental, failure-prone devices that you have to use.

What are ten things in your life that seem more difficult than necessary? To look at it on the positive side, what ten tasks or areas represent the greatest potential for making your life easier?

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Right in front of you

Look around, wherever you are right now. What's the first thing that catches your eye — big or small, significant or trivial — that represents a sign of neglect, something that clearly could benefit from some energy, care, and attention?

Friday, February 12, 2010

Every day

The daily cycle of day and night, light and dark, is one of the most basic structures of our lives. We literally set our clocks by it.

What are some things that you do every day, or almost every day, and always during daylight hours?

This week's theme is the sun.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The center of your universe

It was a step forward in understanding the universe — but a blow to human egos — when scientists grasped that the earth is not the center of everything; it revolves around the sun. We now know that the sun is not the center of the universe, either; it is just one of many stars orbiting a galactic center.

If you can temporarily put aside seeing yourself as the center of your life's activities, who or what does your life revolve around? What stands in the center of your universe?

This week's theme is the sun.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Solar power

Solar energy is gradually emerging as a major energy source. But solar-powered devices — including calculators — have been around for decades, and you don't need any new technology to get heat from a sunny window or to dry your laundry in the sun.

Do you have any solar-powered devices? How do you already use the energy of the sun in your everyday life?

This week's theme is the sun.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Bright and sunny

Who is the sunniest person you know?

When are you in your most cheerful frame of mind? What places or circumstances make you happy and radiant?

This week's theme is the sun.

Monday, February 8, 2010


There are many kinds of sunrises. When you watch the sun rise, it might be a quiet and peaceful moment when you take the time to appreciate the beauty of the world. Or it might just be a bright light glaring in your eyes as you drive to work.

Where you you the last time you saw a sunrise? What kind of sunrise was it? What kind of day was it?

This week's theme is the sun.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Top Ten: ultimate makeover

Suppose you were getting a complete makeover, a top-to-bottom reshaping of every aspect of your life and style. Whose wisdom, experience, fashion sense, and practical skills would you most benefit from? Who are ten people — real, fictional, or historical — that you would like to have on your makeover team?

Saturday, February 6, 2010

It was bigger in the movie

Some famous places are larger and brighter in legend and imagination than they are in real life. What is one place that seemed surprisingly small or modest or unremarkable when you finally saw it in person?

Friday, February 5, 2010

Maybe a gallon of Ben & Jerry's

How do you deal with loss? Do you get angry? Do you cry? Do you blame yourself? Do you go out and do or buy something extravagant to fill the hole?

This week's theme is loss.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

I still can't believe it happened

What's the loss about which you're still most melancholy and/or nostalgic?

This week's theme is loss.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Oops, there it goes...

What's the largest sum of money or most expensive item you ever lost at one time? This could be a gambling loss, or a purchase of something that didn't turn out to be quite as advertised, or a loss from theft or carelessness.

This week's theme is loss.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A time of mourning

Have you ever lost someone you loved? How did that experience shape your feelings about death?

This week's theme is loss.

Monday, February 1, 2010


When someone you know dies, it might feel as though a part of yourself is missing. It can be difficult for anyone to deal with the finality and absurdity of death and loss, and even more so for children, when their understanding of the world is still taking shape.

Did someone close to you die during your childhood? How did that experience shape your feelings about death?

This week's theme is loss.