What the Heck Is Going On?

By Troy Headrick I’ve been having strange dreams recently.  Something’s definitely going on in my subconscious. Plus, in most cases, I don’t usually remember dreams, but lately, they’ve been both extremely vivid and easy to recollect.  I wonder what’s up? About a week ago, I dreamed that I was standing outside my old high school... Continue Reading →

Are We All Becoming Weirdos?

By Troy Headrick I’m taking a break from my series on “places that made me,” to share a couple of interesting observations, an article, and some questions. If you are a regular reader of my posts, you know that I manage a writing center in a college and am currently working remotely as are those... Continue Reading →

Places that “Made” Me: Installment One

By Troy Headrick My mind works in mysterious ways.  For example, three or four days ago, for no particular reason, the following question popped into my head:  I wonder who said, “Clothes make the man”?  I then almost immediately forgot that I’d asked this question—my brain having its own unique way of functioning—and went about... Continue Reading →

We Need a Second “Golden Rule”

By Troy Headrick I want to thank “Hamish,” a thoughtful young man from New Zealand.  His comment on my last Pointless Overthinking piece inspired this.  By the way, Hamish blogs.  You should have a look at his work. In the comment I’ve referred to, Hamish writes, “I’ve been slowly figuring out over the past little... Continue Reading →

Sigmund Freud Explained This

By Troy Headrick We’ve seen them on the internet.  The YouTube archives are full to the brim of examples.  I’m talking about mobile phone footage of people protesting the requirement that they wear masks when entering businesses and other public places.  Often, once confronted about not donning an acceptable nose and mouth covering, these angry... Continue Reading →

On Anger

By Troy Headrick I’ve been thinking a lot about anger recently.  In fact, I’ve been looking at the topic long enough to be ready to put my thoughts on paper. For a person interested in studying anger and the angry response, this is a kind of perfect moment.  There’s so much anger out there, being... Continue Reading →

We Must Not Shirk Our Responsibilities

By Troy Headrick Many who regularly read this blog are interested in self-reflection, personal growth, mindfulness, spirituality, psychology, and topics of this sort.  Often, when discussing these things, the writers of these blogs focus on the individual.  They might begin by narrating a personal anecdote and then use that experience to examine a larger, more... Continue Reading →

We Only Think We’re in Control

By Troy Headrick I want to thank my parents and grandparents for bringing me up the way they did.  The lessons they taught and the skills they instilled are serving me well at this challenging time.  In fact, they have always served me well. Until the age of eight, I was an only child.  I... Continue Reading →

Some Musings on the Concept of “Normal”

By Troy Headrick With the exception of LinkedIn, I’ve totally gotten off of social media.  When I quit posting on Twitter and Facebook—quite a long time ago now—I went cold turkey and stayed clean for many months.  Early in March 2020, just as the COVID-19 situation was beginning to ramp up in the United States,... Continue Reading →

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