Sunday, March 24, 2013

Your daily question

After more than four years of posting a new question every day, your Ten Thousand Questions bloggers are pausing for a few months.

During this time, if you want a new question every day, we invite you to look up the same date's posts in a previous year: 2009, 2010, 2011, or 2012.  To find old posts, look in blog archive in the blog's side panel.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Childhood (5)

In what ways did your childhood environment help shape who you are today?

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Childhood (4)

While you were growing up, did you have your own bedroom, or did you share a room with others? Did you have a choice about how to arrange and decorate your room?

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Childhood (3)

In your childhood, were there any people your parents specifically told you to stay away from?

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Childhood (2)

What kinds of sounds did you hear around your childhood home? Were there loud sounds from far away that reached you, such as church bells, fire sirens, trains, or industrial activity?

Monday, March 18, 2013

Childhood (1)

Think about the place or places where you grew up.  Were your home and your neighborhood safe and comfortable places for you?

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Tell us a story: marathon

Have you ever run a marathon? If not, what else have you done that required an extended period of continuous effort? 

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Sorry about that

Of all the people you know, who probably most deserves an apology from you?

Friday, March 15, 2013

Learning (5)

What are you learning now — this month, this week, or today?

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Learning (4)

What hard-won knowledge do you wish you could have learned more easily? 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Learning (3)

What was one thing that you were taught incorrectly at first and had to relearn later? 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Learning (2)

Are you a teacher?  What is one area of knowledge you've mastered well enough that you could teach it to other people?

Monday, March 11, 2013

Learning (1)

What is one lesson or skill that you learned at a younger age than most people?

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Tell us a story: broken

What went to pieces through your actions or fell apart while you were responsible for it? 

Saturday, March 9, 2013

When we all get together

Is food at the center of most of your social activities?

Friday, March 8, 2013

Extremes (5)

What was the largest event you ever attended, or the biggest crowd that you were a part of?

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Extremes (4)

What was the biggest food item that you ever helped cook and/or eat?

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Extremes (3)

What was your longest period of time traveling away from home?

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Extremes (2)

What is something you do where success is measured by tiny details or depends on very delicate, small movements?

Monday, March 4, 2013

Extremes (1)

What's one of the riskiest or most reckless things you have done?

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Tell us a story: lucky break

What is one miraculous or extremely lucky thing that happened to you recently? 

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Blurring the dreamlines

What was a recent waking-life experience that seemed very dreamlike?  And what recent dream seemed all too realistic?

Friday, March 1, 2013

Stress (5)

Which do you worry about most: money issues, relationship conflicts, or potentially embarrassing social situations?