I write to call myself a writer and be called a writer, because that means more to me than words could ever convey.
“No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell.”― CARL JUNG I spent most of my adult life trying to avoid suffering. It made everything worse. I spent my days waiting, hoping for my knight in shining armour. The funny thing is she existed, I just didn’t have the courage to... Continue Reading →
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 →
By Jack Canfora Apologies for my absence. The good news is my online theater company, New Normal Rep, starts streaming today and runs through April 4th (www.newnormalrep.org) The first play is mine! Help me fill the gaping hole in my psyche that only the approval of strangers can fill! Forgive the plug, but that's also... Continue Reading →
“You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end — which you can never afford to lose — with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality.”– VIETNAM WAR. ADMIRAL JAMES STOCKDALE Do you want to know the one reason you’re not happy right now? It’s because you’re... Continue Reading →
By Jack Canfora It feels like a long time since I've posted on here; it's likely you, with your busy lives crammed with saving democracy, binging various food-themed shows, and (if you're like me) binging on actual food haven't noticed my absence, but I certainly have. Much of it has been for a happy reason:... Continue Reading →
I do not believe a sense of loneliness and despair is endemic to the human condition writ large, but I do believe that it is for many of us.
My Dear Friend, You’re in a tough place now, I know. You see no purpose or joy in life right now, I understand. There is a dark cloud following you everywhere and you see nothing but pain and… nothing, you’re right. You wish everything should stop with all costs, and no wonder. Everything seems pointless... Continue Reading →
Just Another Human, 2018. Acrylic on Paper. Original Painting by SnapDragon X. All rights reserved. I interrupt your regularly-scheduled blog reading to say: SnapDragon is not okay. Well, wait. That's an exaggeration. I'm all right. I guess what I mean is: I get scared. I get overwhelmed. I get burned out. Don't get me wrong.... Continue Reading →
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 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:
Provided by Anthony Garner from https://zenothestoic.com/ I believe on any number of counts, including personal experience, that we have the power to choose to be happy but that the road is not altogether straightforward. Our philosopher friends would tell us that happiness is a “quale” – one of a number of different “qualia” which we humans can... Continue Reading →
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 →
A severe negative emotion interferes with the way we see our future. It can be so bad that we forget emotions are temporary and in those moments, we strongly believe that we’ll be in that state the rest of our lives. How stupid does that sound? And still, it’s very true. Having a... Continue Reading →
Post provided by: temperate5cat Original title: What’s Going Through Your Mind? • How Cerebral Spinal Fluid is Created, Functions, and Returns to the Blood For a moment, let’s imagine the skull as a castle. The system of flat outer bones mortared together with connective tissues is just one example of the mind’s many physical... Continue Reading →