Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Last Leap Day

The last time Leap Day rolled around was on February 29, 2008. Where were you on that date? What were the main concerns on your mind four years ago? And what has changed in your life since then?

This week's theme is Leap Day.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

In an inconspicuous corner

Why didn't the calendar makers put Leap Day on December 32? Perhaps they decided February is the least disruptive place to add in an extra day. What is something else in your world that's sometimes there, sometimes not there, but doesn't draw much attention to itself when it changes?

This week's theme is Leap Day.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Keeping things in sync

Every four years (with a few exceptions) our calendar has to make an adjustment to stay in sync with the sun. Specifically, an extra day — Leap Day — is inserted as February 29. What is one thing in your life that needs a little adjustment from time to time so that everything stays lined up appropriately?

This week's theme is Leap Day.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Tell us a story: way out in left field

Is there one period in your life that doesn't quite fit into your life story — perhaps an experience that doesn't connect meaningfully to any of your other experiences? What is something that happened to you that almost seems like it belongs in someone else's life story?

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Eternal mystery

What is your one riddle or mystery that always returns, that never seems to get a definitive and final answer?

Friday, February 24, 2012

Free flowing

Water is a metaphor for things that flow together without clear borders, and for things that constantly change and defy definitions and categories. What part of your life would be better if it were more free-flowing, more like water?

This week's theme is water.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

In your glass

How much plain water do you drink each day? Is water your main beverage, or do you have another favorite that you drink more often than water?

This week's theme is water.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Ebb and flow

Where does your local tap water come from? Where does your stormwater runoff drain to?

If you drink bottled water, where does it come from?

This week's theme is water.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

All wet

Where were you when you got a whole lot wetter than you had planned on?

This week's theme is water.

Monday, February 20, 2012


What stream, river, lake, or ocean is closest to your home? Do you get a chance to see or pass by any bodies of water during your normal daily routine?

This week's theme is water.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Tell us a story: spicy

Tell us a story about food that was much spicier than you expected, or about some other form of experience that turned out to be much more intense than you planned on. Where were you? What happened? Did you ultimately think of it as a good thing, or was the experience one that you wish you could had avoided?

Saturday, February 18, 2012

A seasonal tradition

What's something that you do only at this time of year?

Friday, February 17, 2012

Enjoy in moderation

What are five favorite foods that you would have a hard time giving up, even if you admit that they are slightly unhealthy?

This week's theme is Top Five.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

With a little help from my friends

What five people — friends, family, acquaintances, or strangers — recently provided help when you needed it, without asking for anything in return?

This week's theme is Top Five.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Idle thoughts

What are five things that you often find yourself daydreaming about?

This week's theme is Top Five.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Fun day out

What are five things you might do for fun while out with a friend?

This week's theme is Top Five.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Top Five

What are five places in the world that you would love to have a chance to visit?

This week's theme is Top Five.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Tell us a story: epic

Running a marathon, climbing a mountain, or reading the entire works of Shakespeare: these are big accomplishments that relatively few people can boast of. What is something you've done, or something that you were a part of, that sounds impressive just from the sheer size and scope of it?

Saturday, February 11, 2012


What is one example of a situation where patience definitely paid off for you?

Friday, February 10, 2012

In your corner

Thinking of four areas of your life — home, work, relationships, and recreation — which of them is most in line with your good health and well-being? And which area is most at odds with your health and well-being?

This week's theme is health.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Health talk

Do you talk openly with your family and friends about your health issues, or is it a subject that you prefer to keep private as much as possible?

This week's theme is health.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The new generation of health

Comparing your overall health to your parents' health when they were at your current age, are you generally in better health, worse health, or about the same level of health as they were?

This week's theme is health.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Health challenges

What is your most common health problem, the one that seemingly everyone faces? And what is your uncommon health problem, the one that you feel all alone with?

This week's theme is health.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Your health

What are you doing (or specifically planning to do) this year to improve your health?

This week's theme is health.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Tell us a story: Once upon a time

Sometimes real-life events seem so unlikely, implausible, and larger-than-life that it sounds almost like fiction when you tell the story. What's a story from your life that might work as a piece of fiction?

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Larger and Smaller

As your needs change and styles evolve, what is one thing (besides clothing) that you've gotten in progressively larger sizes over the years?

What is one thing (besides clothing) that you've gotten in progressively smaller sizes?

Friday, February 3, 2012

Becoming your parents

As the years pass, are you getting to be more like your parents, or are you diverging more and more from their personality and style?

This week's theme is your parents.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Good parenting

Did your parents do a good job in raising you? What aspects of parenting did they do particularly well?

This week's theme is your parents.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Living up

Did you parents have specific hopes and expectations for you? To what extent did you feel pressure to live up to their expectations? In what period of your life did you feel most worried about meeting (or failing to meet) their expectations?

This week's theme is your parents.