AP2 is a commercial airline pilot living in and out of Hong Kong with a particular love for family life, flying aeroplanes, traveling the world, improving the self and writing poorly. Staring out the window has always been a hobby which is why he decided to pursue it as a profession. Before piloting AP2 studied History at University mainly because he didn’t have to attend many lectures. Surprisingly he’s also a published author of 1 whole children’s book. This does not pay the bills.
On the horizon AP2 has ambitions to study both psychology and philosophy with a view to changing careers. This is in part because he is slightly deranged and wants to understand why. AP2 is also a father to two frenetic boys and husband to one remarkable woman. In his spare time AP2 loves to blog – explaining all the reasons for the world’s problems and how to fix them despite being unable to fix himself. If you’d like to read about his nonsensical world views and exceptionally poor self-help advice be sure to check out his blog here: https://clear-air-turbulence.com.
Be warned his writing requires a pinch of salt. For both political and professional reasons AP2 is not at liberty to share his identity however you can contact him at the following email address: email@example.com. If he believes you’re not a Chinese spy he might share his identity with you. If you’re really desperate you can also follow him on Twitter @AnxiousPilot or on Instagram @clear.air.turbulence.
Hi! I am Betul, currently a PhD student in Linguistics at the University of Southern California. I am Turkish and lived in Turkey until 2015. Since then, I have been in the US. This experience of changing countries has helped me a lot with my writing, as I got a chance to observe the differences between different cultures and have experienced different ways of living. This way, I found my biggest inspiration: people.
My biggest hobby is writing, of course. I write short stories and poems on my personal blog (betulerbasi.com), mostly relating to the intricacies of the human mind and how it relates to the people and things around us. My writing on Pointless Overthinking also relates to my observations on human nature, specifically how the human mind works, what patterns it forms and how we see the reflection of these in our lives. Recently, I have started becoming more interested in the spiritual side of humanity and I think I will write more about that.
Looking forward to interacting with you all soon!
From Nairobi, Kenya.
I am a lover of books.
I see, interact, interrogate and communicate with the world through stories. What your story?
Bogdan is an enthusiastic reader, a blogger and sometimes, an author. His strongest desire is to make the world a little better than he found it and this idea became the engine behind Pointless Overthinking.
He loves to travel, to work hard and to ask questions regarding… oh well… everything.
He strongly believes everybody can achieve anything in life as long that person is willing to work hard and never give up. With the “there are no mistakes, only feedback” mantra, he is willing to try anything if it meets his strong principles.
Ellen L. Jayne
Hello fellow bloggers and blog-lovers, my name is Ellen and before I tell you a little bit about myself, please allow me to share my favorite quote with you:
‘All I ask the gods to grant me is that I ask them for nothing.’
‘…since only in the illusion of freedom, does freedom exist.’–F.P.
Now, onto the riveting details you might read only if you’re so inclined:
I’m a self-proclaimed writer who loves reading poetry—and I try my hand at writing it too. I’m fascinated by other cultures and the psychology of why we do the things we do. I utilize self-reflection quite a bit and love to write about the lessons life has taught me. I love languages and speak Italian and Spanish.
I blog because I love interacting with our readers and am honored to be a part of such a caring and canny community. There is truly a lot of light and love in life. ❤ E
Jack is relatively new to blogging; his blog www.thewritingonthepaddedwall.com, which focuses on the nature and business of dramatic writing, mental health, and the overlap between the two topics, launched in April of 2020. However, he has been writing in some form or other all of his life.
Jack is the winner of the 2016 Webby Award for Best Writing Online TV & Film for the pilot of a web series he co-wrote and co-created with Andrew Rein, The Small Time, www.thesmalltimeseries.com His Off Broadway plays include Poetic License, (59E59 Theaters), featuring Geraint Wyn-Davies, which was hailed by the Associated Press as “White-hot entertainment,” and Jericho, (59E59 Theaters), a New York Times’ “Critics’ Pick”), featuring Jill Eikenberry.
Among the numerous regional productions of his plays are Place Setting (New Jersey Repertory), which was a finalist, along with plays by Teresa Rebeck, Elaine May, and Edward Albee, for The Newark Star Ledger’s Best Play, 2007; Tennessee Wiliams: A Life (w/ Harris Yulin) (Guild Hall), featuring Eli Wallach, Harris Yulin and Mercedes Ruehl, The Source (New Jersey Repertory, 2019), and Jericho, (NNPN Rolling World Premiere: New Jersey Repertory Company, Phoenix Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, Minnesota Jewish Theater, UpstART Theater, Colorado).
His play Fellow Travelers was produced in 2018 at the Bay Street Theatre, directed by Michael Wilson and was optioned by the Shubert Organization for a Broadway production. He is excited to be part of the new online theater company, which is scheduled to make its debut in early 2021.
In addition, Jack is the recepient of two Edgerton Playwriting Awards, for Jericho (2010) and The Source (2018).
SeekerFive received a wide-ranging education with special training in philosophical theory, and is blessed or cursed with even wider-ranging interests. He recently spent several years learning, teaching, creating, and developing in academia. Now he creates visual artwork and works primarily in the private sector, occasionally teaching or advising.
He loves nature and creative pursuits, and is a solitary extrovert.
Hi. I’m SnapDragon.
And I write to you from here in my cozy townhouse, in beautiful southeastern Pennsylvania.
What should you know about me? Hmm. Well, I’m a certified English Teacher. I taught high school for several years in Philadelphia, and have most recently worked at the university level. I’m passionate about education, and advocate for quality public schooling every chance I get.
I’m also a wife and mom who loves to live simply. I read. I write. I paint (when I’m not feeling super lazy, that is). I travel in our newly-purchased, sweet-ass RV (it’s a 2008), and hope to visit every single craft brewery across America. (I think we’ve been to about 182 so far. No joke.)
I sing the harmony to almost every song I hear. I laugh without worrying if there’s food in my teeth. And I quite literally stop and smell the roses, yo. (But, more likely, they are Snapdragons instead.)
And at the end of the day, I just want to be good. I want to put others first. I want to make my son laugh. I want to plant seeds of positivity in every odd corner of this remarkable world.
Because I am here. And so are you, Dear Reader. So are you.
Troy started writing before he could actually write. He’d dictate stories to his mother who wrote them down in one of those Big Chief tablets. His father studied the fine arts, and Troy made and sold art as a child, likely as a result of some genetic inheritance his father bequeathed to him or because he spent so much of his early life hanging around such a creative mentor. He then forgot about doing that sort of thing—actually, the responsibilities of life stole away all the time he could have spent doing such work—until a few years back when he started making drawings again and showed them in galleries both in the US and overseas. He’s damned determined to find a way to start seriously making art again.
Troy studied a long time at universities and then dropped out of his PhD program right at the last minute because he got a lucrative job off in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates. He spent nearly twenty years abroad and resided in Poland, the aforementioned UAE, Turkey, and Egypt.
Troy has published a lot of different kinds of writing in many print and online magazines. Jeff Tiedrich, a renowned internet entrepreneur and a social media superstar, gave him the Nova Nuevo award some years ago for a series of political pieces he wrote during the Obama Administration. He is interested in politics, philosophy, psychology, sociology, literature, history, and many other subjects too numerous to list here.
In his travels, he witnessed revolutions and coups (and their scary aftermaths) and is drawn to places and activities that some call “dangerous.” His ultimate goal is to live an uncommon life.