When and How My Adulthood Happened

By Troy Headrick It’s hot in Texas right now, but that doesn’t stop me from riding my beach cruiser bike, on a daily basis, as a way of staying healthy. The other day I was just finishing up a ride when a series of interesting questions popped into my head: I wonder if I can... 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 →

What Is Learning?

By Troy Headrick I had this strange experience—perhaps it would be more apropos to call it an epiphany?—this morning.  Part of its strangeness was that I’d already had a similar realization several times before.  Can something be called an epiphany if it keeps recurring? I’m referring to the sudden realization of how strange everything is... Continue Reading →

Not Making Sense of the Virus

By Troy Headrick I’ve been AWOL for about a month.  Now that I’ve shown back up for duty, I need to begin with an explanation.  And an apology (or two). I’d like to accurately recreate the experiences I’ve had these past several weeks, but everything blurs together in my mind.  About three weeks or so... Continue Reading →

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