SnapDragon Speaks: On The Moment.

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 →

What Is Learning?

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 →

Question of the Day – No. 510

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!

Not Making Sense of the Virus

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 →

Living with Uncertainty

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 →

SnapDragon Speaks: On The Mirror.

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 →

Butterflies

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.

How Is Sustainability An Ethical Decision?

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 →

Too Much Time

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 →

SnapDragon Speaks: On Being Vulnerable.

(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 →

Social Withdrawal Symptoms

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:

The Paralysis of “I Don’t Know”

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?

Napping as an Act of Defiance

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 →

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