Yesterday I ate a piece of chocolate. Just a single square, wrapped in a golden foil. It had been chilled in the fridge. I like sweets this way. The cold and creamy sweetness danced on my taste buds. I savored it. For it was just another fleeting moment in time. . . . SnapDragon is... Continue Reading →
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 →
What do you miss the most in these times of crisis? PS: If my writings mean something to you and if you feel you can learn anything from me, check out my book (Fighting the Inside Dragons) on Amazon in both Kindle and Paperback format!
By Ellen Jayne | We all believe we have control over our life, enough to make daily decisions to influence it for the better. But when we reach the extent of that control, have we learned to let go?
Hi everyone, How is your quarantine going? Let’s talk about one specific aspect of this suddenly-imposed-on-us: how things that we thought were so important and we could not live without went out of our lives. A small change for me is cappuccino. I am not a huge coffee person. But I would want to have... Continue Reading →
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 →
Hi everyone! Until recently, I have struggled with the idea of an ‘uncertain future’. I grew up in a family of government workers. In Turkey, if you work for the government, you are guaranteed for life. You have job security, full health care coverage etc. So, I valued guaranteeing things. But I also have this... Continue Reading →
Gentle Spirit, 2019. Marker on Paper. Original Doodle by SnapDragon X. All rights reserved. Like an elusive vapor, my reflection floats, then gently fades before my eyes. Like a favorite novel, its binding and its pages warp with the inevitable passing of time. Yet its story--its spirit--stays the same. . . . When I look... Continue Reading →
Each butterfly is entangled with each other. They're equally significant and important. If we remove only one or change its direction, then what will happen to the rest? It'll create a parallel universe.
Provided by Sarah Cole from PURC The Principle Of Sustainability: There are numerous definitions of sustainability. Like, the ‘entropy principle’ of sustainability states that life on Earth should not use more energy each day than is supplied by the Sun every single day. Herman Daly proposed these three principles of sustainability: non-renewable resources should not... Continue Reading →
Hi everyone! This post will be me asking you guys for suggestions. With the quarantine, I realized how much of my time I was wasting just going around. My life before the quarantine for this semester was not so much different than now, but in my ‘free’ time, I would just go here and there... Continue Reading →
By Ellen Jayne | There is an oxymoron within us all that assumes position as we determine our goals. This is when the battle between self-belief and self-doubt comes alive.
Hi all! It has been a while since we met here and so much has happened in between! I want to talk about the situation lately but from a more positive perspective. I am not trying to downplay the tragedy that is happening but just to focus on the brighter side. Disclaimer: What I will... Continue Reading →
(sighs) Life. Sometimes you win, and sometimes you lose. But there is beauty in the struggle, my friend. Turn it Up, 2020. Pennsylvania. Original Photo by SnapDragon X. All rights reserved. My greatest fear in life is to be misunderstood. I know, I know. Kiiind of wishful thinking on my part. Because really: who hasn't... Continue Reading →
By Ellen Jayne | I don't think anyone of us could've ever guessed these events would escalate so quickly, but they did. It's easy to feel disheartened by all of this, but we all have a choice:
By Ellen Jayne | We've all been there: faced with a decision to make while feeling completely helpless, succumbed to the sheer solidity of not being able to forecast the future. The unwavering cycle of 'to do, or not to do.' We subconsciously permit the moment to overwhelm us and in the end paralyze us. What if I told you that you're actually paralyzing yourself?
By Troy Headrick This week’s blog was inspired by a couple of conversations I’ve had over the past several days. The first exchange involved one I had with Snapdragon X, a regular contributor here at Pointless Overthinking. She mentioned in her biographical blurb that it was her dream to live in Finland, and I responded... Continue Reading →
By Troy Headrick I’ve been thinking a lot about defiance lately. Actually, because I’m very much a contrarian at heart, I’m always thinking about ways to defy. That’s what contrarians do; they defy conventional wisdom (among other things). (By the way, it seems pretty clear that we need a lot more contrarians in the world.)... Continue Reading →