88 Pointless Thoughts About Life

More or less every week for the past year I’ve put 3 random thoughts together, along with a couple of quotes and other bits and pieces, in a post called 3-2-1 Mindset Mondays. Anyway, below is a highlight reel of those thoughts. I started with 150 and kept cutting it down till I got bored.... Continue Reading →


Billy Osogo : Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles delivered one of the most beautiful pieces of art when they wrote Ikigai. Ikigai is a Japanese word that put simply translates to: "The happiness of always being busy." The authors write on a broad spectrum of Japanese life. One of the things that's stuck with me... Continue Reading →

Question of the Day: No. 526

Proposed by SnapDragon X. Away, 2021. Virginia Beach, USA. Original Photo by SnapDragon X. All rights reserved. What is your favorite childhood memory? One of my favorite memories is going on Family Vacation each summer, to the glorious Wildwood, New Jersey. We stayed in a motel just a block from the beach, right at the... Continue Reading →

How I Would Have Answered

By Troy Headrick Earlier this month, I posted a “question of the day” in which I asked readers to reflect upon the biggest challenge facing humanity.  I got an overwhelming number of responses and am still in the process of responding to all those who left comments. In thinking about how I might answer such... Continue Reading →


Hi everyone! Let’s talk about emotions today. I want to talk about them in a pure observational way. No trying to understand, no whys. The main questions I am curious about is whether there is a dominant feeling in your life and whether there are specific emotions associated with specific times of the day. Starting... Continue Reading →

Question of the Day: No. 524

By Troy Headrick Here’s today’s question: What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever heard or been given? My answer:  Back when I was in graduate school, I did a big research project that brought me in contact with the ideas of the great Joseph Campbell, famed expert on comparative mythology.  Campbell, in his... Continue Reading →

Regaining Lift

Most of us experience stalling at some stage in our lives. In our attempts to be all we can. In our attempts to climb as high as we can, as fast as we can. The problem is, like an aeroplane, we can only climb so fast. If we pitch the nose up too high, or... Continue Reading →

True Self-Esteem 2

True, intrinsic self-esteem is extremely conducive to happiness. But self-esteem that is merely contingent, on the other hand, is not. Following up on a previous post, I want to share a few contrasts between true and contingent self-esteem. Gabor Mate identifies these in Scattered (see chapter 25). Contingent self-esteem...True self-esteem...evaluatesaccepts"is fickle, going up and down... Continue Reading →

E Pluribus Screw ‘Em

By Jack  Canfora “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald* First the good news: this is NOT a political post. In no way is it a political post; this simply isn’t... Continue Reading →


Billy Osogo Njia panda is the Swahili word for crossroad. Every now and then we find ourselves at a njia panda. Two opportunities arise. Too good to lose. Yet a choice must be made. Sleepless nights kick in. Pulling out of hair begins. Mental paralysis makes itself at home.  The simple truth is that there’s... Continue Reading →

On Process and Product

By Troy Headrick If you’re a regular reader of my posts, you know that I’ve been a writing, literature, and critical thinking teacher for many years.  I mention this again because it’s going to be relevant to the topic of this blog. In recent decades, there has been something of a transformation in how college... Continue Reading →

TikTok: Ditch or Download? An Investigation.

By E.L. Jayne | Hello my fellow blogging friends! I hope you've all been enjoying May so far. I, personally, cannot believe 2021 is almost halfway over. So what's trending these days? The entertainment industry is constantly looking for the next best thing. What's going to catch people's attention this time? The trending social app, TikTok, has answered that question.

Question of the Day: No. 523

By Troy Headrick I thought I’d go BIG with today’s question.  So here it is… What is the biggest problem facing humanity? You can’t get any bigger than that!  You’ll get extra credit for proposing a solution after you’ve named the problem. I’m really curious to see what people have to say, and I look... Continue Reading →

Question of the Day: No. 522

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Hello everyone! Today I have a question for the ladies. Although I realise it could be turned on its head and directed at the boys. A kind of penis envy for my womb envy type thing.  Anyway, I was curious if you had ever considered the possibility that men are... Continue Reading →


Thomas Sankara of Burkina Faso was a man ahead of his milieu. He spoke bluntly and decisively. Even though a bullet cut his life short, his words, like his legacy, have outlived even his detractors. In an interview with a Swiss Journalist, Sankara said: "You cannot carry out fundamental change without a certain amount of... Continue Reading →

Question of the Day: No. 521.

Proposed by SnapDragon X. Little Suburban Delights, 2021. Pennsylvania, USA. Original Photo by SnapDragon X. All rights reserved, yo. What would you do if you were no longer afraid? Oh, the possibilities! . . . SnapDragon is a writer, artist, and sucker for M&M McFlurries. Follow her Two-Bit Musings and more on Snippets of SnapDragon.

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