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 →
I do not believe a sense of loneliness and despair is endemic to the human condition writ large, but I do believe that it is for many of us.
By Troy Headrick My greatest regret during my Peace Corps experience is that I wasn’t into taking photos at that time. I was into living life, though, as hard as it could be lived, tiptoeing right up to the line of being wildly self-destructive. It’s just that I don’t have much of a photographic record... Continue Reading →
By Ellen Jayne When was the last time you did something by yourself? Truly by yourself, and for yourself?
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 →
By Ellen Jayne | Whether you believe in luck, fate, or other mysterious ways in which this world works, we've all experienced it. Something too coincidental to be accidental.
By Troy Headrick Hi, everyone. I’m writing to tell you about a wonderful opportunity. Pointless Overthinking (PO) is currently looking for about three new writers to join its team of bloggers. If you’re interested in applying for such a position, please continue reading. Before submitting work, please spend some time looking carefully at the sorts... Continue Reading →
By Troy Headrick If you read my first installment, you know that I was a Peace Corps Volunteer and was sent to PĨock, Poland, a beautiful and fascinating city located on the Vistula River, to complete my Pre-Service Training (PST), a demanding educational regime that was designed to see if I’d be up to the... Continue Reading →
By Troy Headrick Dear Readers of Pointless Overthinking, I’m writing to make some important announcements. But before I get to those, I want to thank all of you for being such wonderful readers and participants. I can honestly say that I (and the other bloggers who write for PO) love interacting with you in the... Continue Reading →
By Ellen Jayne | Traveling and living like a nomad brings me so much life. I feel energized, inspired, alive. I am entirely engaged in the present moment. Although I'm an ardent advocate for finding simple pleasures in our every day lives, it's important to recognize when your current routine isn't working. Do I need to feel the component of risk in my life to be happy?
Hi all, I will do something different this week and accept an award for my personal blog (betulerbasi.com) here on Pointlessoverthinking because the content of this award is very fit for here. Kamal is an awesome blogger who writes on various topics that are very much related to life and how to make our lives... Continue Reading →
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 →
Hi everyone, I want to talk about some acts of kindness today. Recently, I have been observing some small things that make people happy and this made me think that being kind may not be hard after all. The acts of kindness that I want to talk about today all involve reminding them that you... Continue Reading →
By Troy Headrick I’m one complex dude. For example, I’m basically a shy person, but I like to openly write about very private experiences I’ve had and ruminate on what they’ve taught me. Also, I’m not really into money, but I’ve long been a bit of an entrepreneur. I married a woman who has a... Continue Reading →
Hi all, Have you thought about how humans are incredibly simple and yet complicated at the same time? I sometimes think about it. I want to put out some of my thoughts on it here. Humans are very simple in some senses. We all need the same things. Food, love, money to get by etc.... Continue Reading →
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 →
By Troy Headrick I don’t think this is going to be anything like any of my other blogs. Actually, I’m not for sure what this is going to look like or how it might turn out. That’s why I’m calling it an “experiment.” I will conduct my experiment by asking a series of personal, self-discovery... Continue Reading →
Hi everyone! Happy Sundays! I have recently been warned by a friend of mine that I sometimes tend to see one negative in my life and forget the fact that I have so many things going on just fine. So, I thought this is worth discussing here. There are many things I can be grateful... Continue Reading →
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 →
The last thing I do, whenever I’ve finished up a piece of writing and am readying it for publication, is to come up with a title. The title frames the piece. It gives the reader a sense of how to approach the reading and what to expect going forward. One of my rules about writing... Continue Reading →