Is Writing Your Passion? Really?

Tell The Truth To Yourself, Not To Me (The image tells us that he’s a developer. But let’s assume he’s a writer.) I’m going to ask you this one question: Is writing authentically your passion? Understanding passion Long ago, I was in doubt. Is writing actually my dream? Is it what I genuinely love and relish... Continue Reading →

Come as You Are

By Troy Headrick Those of us who write autobiographical pieces have one thing in common.  We are willing to open ourselves up, to expose our inner workings to the public because we understand that doing so is cathartic.  We know, deep in our bones, that this kind of sharing helps, often in the same way... Continue Reading →

Do Something Difficult

By Troy Headrick It’s funny how my memory works.  I can recall long-ago glimpses of things and fragments of conversations.  I am able to conjure up sounds, smells, and feelings associated with past experiences.  These must have made a strong impression because they got stuck in my memory bank (very much like a kind of... Continue Reading →

A New Religion

By Troy Headrick Edward de Bono, the creator of the concept “lateral thinking” and author of the highly acclaimed Six Thinking Hats, has written approximately sixty books on all sorts of subjects, making him both prolific and wide-ranging.  Having read several of his works and finding them both profound and incredibly accessible, I recently decided... Continue Reading →

PhD Life

Hi all! This post is really going to be me asking for suggestions from you guys. As you might know, I am a PhD student. What does a PhD student do? Mainly: -do research -go to classes -teach (most PhD students are either Teaching or Research Assistants) -write It does not look complicated and demanding... Continue Reading →

We Are One: Spread the Word

By Troy Headrick I realize that this blog is not primarily a place for political writing, but bear with me for a paragraph or two.  Though this piece is going to have a political start, it’s going to end up being about culture and human relations and teaching.  In it, I’ll even make a recommendation... Continue Reading →

Forms of Meditation

Meditation and mindfulness have been part of my life for the last three years or so, but recently I fell out of practice. This is what made me decide to attend the mindfulness classes we have on campus twice a semester., each time lasting for five weeks I hope that it will be a force... Continue Reading →

Achieving Balance

Troy Headrick's personal blog can be found at Thinker Boy:  Blog & Art. In politics, I’m something of a progressive extremist.  But in my approach to living, I’d say I’m something of a moderate.  I mean, by that, I believe in achieving balance.  Extremism may be good in politics—especially if one advocates extreme liberalism and... Continue Reading →

Language Families

Hey there! Let’s get back to some language talk today. Let’s talk about language families. So, first, what is a language family? It is a group of languages that are derived from the same ancestor (proto) language. So, the mother language for all Indo-European languages is Proto-Indo-European, for example. We get languages families by building... Continue Reading →

Peace with Future

Hi there! Hope everyone is doing good! Today, I am going to sort of follow up on my last post on peace with past, which you can read here if you have not already. One of the main motivation points that got me into the process of making peace with my past was that I wanted... Continue Reading →

Junkie’s Addiction – semantics

Splitting hairs in definitions, another J.K. babbling semantic stream. J and I were talking about addiction, and the difference between an addict and a junkie. The difference we came up with was that an addict's addiction doesn't interfere with their ability to function within society, whereas a junkie's addiction does. Bear in mind that addictions... Continue Reading →

Some Observations about Loss and Grief

Troy Headrick’s personal blog can be found at Thinker Boy:  Blog & Art. I’m quite close to someone who recently lost a beloved family member.  The dearly departed was a septuagenarian who had battled a case of metastasized cancer that finally got the best of him.  To respect my friend’s privacy, I don’t want to... Continue Reading →

A Few Commitments To Myself

And I Got Committed For At Least 5 Minutes Today, I actually saw myself standing on a podium, lecturing people. About what? I don’t know. It was a daydream, to be honest. But there is some stuff that I took seriously. I Want To Give The World The Best Of Me Nothing less than that. That’s why... Continue Reading →

Peace with Past

Hey there! It is Betul again, but this time I am not going to talk about languages. I am going to talk about another major interest of mine: human mind. Specifically, my mind. This is going to be about the beginning of my conscious self-discovery period, which is pretty much still going on now. By... Continue Reading →

Calling for a Revolution

Troy Headrick's personal blog can be found at Thinker Boy:  Blog & Art. In my last blog, which was about teaching and learning, I asked, down in my conclusion, the following question: Is there anything bigger (or more important) than knowledge when learning, and if so, what might this bigger (and more important) thing be?... Continue Reading →

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