Five Years

Where do you see yourself in five years? This is the question that is inevitably asked of every college student at one point or another. Some are asked as rising freshmen. Some are asked as exiting graduates. Many are even asked again once they interview for that job they’ve been working so hard to get. … Continue reading Five Years

Question of the Week #267

Do you think the world will be a better or a worse place 100 years from now? Do you see our present world as a better place than the world of a century ago? How so? This question is way deeper than I was prepared for this morning. Better or worse... It really depends on … Continue reading Question of the Week #267

Question of the Week #255

If you were locked in a time machine set for a single one-way trip to the past or future and had 10 minutes to dial in the time and place, when and where would you go? Why? What if it were to be a round trip that would include any family and friends you wanted … Continue reading Question of the Week #255

Question of the Week #223

How would you feel if you knew that within a century, intelligent machines would be self-aware and much smarter and more creative than humans? Why? I'd feel okay with that. Because in a century, I won't be around anymore and it really won't be my problem. So when our children's children are all plugged into … Continue reading Question of the Week #223

Question of the Week #216

If a crystal ball would tell you the truth about any one thing you wished to know concerning yourself, life, the future, or anything else, what would you want to know? I don't know... I think I'd ascribe to Doc Brown's theory that it's best not to know too much about one's own future. The … Continue reading Question of the Week #216

Question of the Week #213

What would you like to be doing five years from now? What do you think you will be doing five years from now? Oh yeah... these two questions definitely have very different answers. All right. What would I like to be doing in five years? I'd like to be a published author. Wait, there's more. I'd also … Continue reading Question of the Week #213

Question of the Week #193

Given the ability to project yourself into the future but not return, would you do so? If not, would you change your mind if you could take someone along? How far would you go? Uh... we're all doing that. It's called life. Tomorrow is the future and once we get there we sure can't go … Continue reading Question of the Week #193

To the Future

When I was counseling at the school, I sometimes liked to participate in the therapeutic activities that I got my clients to do. This one time, a few years back, I had the kids write letters to themselves in five years. Looking back, I probably should have said 10 or 15 years. They didn't really … Continue reading To the Future

Paradise

Grandpa always said that Paradise was the place where dreams could come true. He told me that it was the place where you could visit any place in the world, or even beyond. He insisted that, in Paradise, I was only limited by my imagination. The Paradise Theater was a magical place when I was … Continue reading Paradise

Sarah’s Challenge

Time to come back to another challenge issued by another reader. The third comment on my initial blog post came from Sarah, who provided the following prompts… Character Name: Samuel Setting: Mars Object: A notebook Emotion: Confusion Samuel ran down the corridor of Echo base, clutching a torn notebook in his hand as he made … Continue reading Sarah’s Challenge