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Good Questions: Times Your Kids Have Stumped You

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else’s reply, whatever you want. On to this week’s topics of discussion… 1. This first question is for anyone with kids, preferably kids old enough to talk and ask compelling questions about the [...]

What Was Your Very First Job?

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else’s reply, whatever you want. On to this week’s topics of discussion… 1. This site lets you look up the bestselling books for any date. What was on the bestseller list the day [...]

I Need Some Science Experiments to Impress My Children

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else’s reply, whatever you want. On to this week’s topics of discussion… 1. “Daddy,” Charlotte asked last night, “do you know any science experiments?” I immediately offered up the groundbreaking study where we [...]

Friday Happy Hour: Reader-Submitted Question Edition

On Fridays, I usually ask a series of unrelated questions to spark conversation in the comments. But today I’m taking a half-day and my kids are demanding a trip to the boardwalk. So, I’m going to leave the question-asking to you guys. What have you always wanted to ask your fellow _flossers? Looking forward to [...]

What’s So Great About Where You Live?

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else’s reply (you really can do that now!), whatever you want. On to this week’s topics of discussion… 1. My local paper recently compiled a list of important moments in our town’s history. [...]

Great or Terrible Things That Happened on Facebook

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else’s reply (you really can do that now!), whatever you want. On to this week’s topics of discussion… © Rick Friedman/Corbis, 2004 1. Today is the big Facebook IPO. There are people who document [...]

Have You Ever Been on a Game Show?

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else’s reply, whatever you want. On to this week’s topics of discussion… Lockers image via Shutterstock 1. Do you remember your locker combination? I am hazy on grades 7-12, but in sixth grade my [...]

The Fastest You’ve Ever Finished a Book

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else’s reply, whatever you want. On to this week’s topics of discussion… Books image via Shutterstock 1. Some people are fast readers. Other people are fast readers when they’re really excited about a book. [...]

Movies That Actually Need to Be Remade

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else’s reply, whatever you want. On to this week’s topics of discussion… 1. The general premise behind a movie remake or reboot is that if something was popular once, it should be popular [...]

If You Could Do It Again, Would You Choose the Same College?

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else’s reply, whatever you want. On to this week’s topics of discussion… Graduation image via Shutterstock 1. Thinking back to your college experience and knowing everything you do now, do you think you chose [...]