1) Why do mosquitos and fruit flies exist? I, as you know, try to appreciate all life, but I cannot for the life of me, figure out what these two creatures provide except misery and irritation.

2) As you age, why do heat and alcohol - independently or, certainly, in tandem- have more negative effects on a person? It hardly seems fair.

3) Is there going to come a time that Oliver reliably sleeps past 5:30am?

4) Is there going to come a time that Jack no longer insists on sleeping in off-duty police attire?

5) Why do my Green Zebra tomatoes have blossom-end rot again this year? And why, despite their wildly successful- and healthy-looking greens, have my radishes produced no radishes?