For as long as he could remember Andrew has been intrigued and fascinated by the fundamental questions of philosophy. His writing seeks to explore what the modern world can learn from the lessons of literature, poetry and ancient wisdom.
He believes that philosophy is not about abstract intellectual concepts but rather should be seen as a way of life. Andrew seeks inspiration for his writing in the arts as well as in the solitude and stillness found in nature. For more of his writing, you can check out his blog https://alifeofvirtue.ca/.
He is excited to join and learn from the Pointless Overthinking team of writers.
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 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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Brenda is a former legal secretary who returned to studies as a mature student, first doing an Honours Degree in French and Spanish then a Masters in Human Resource Management. She is now a lecturer in HR but her curious nature brought her to blogging.
Since commencing her blogging journey, her curiosity took over and Brenda describes herself as being on a journey of exploration, but the destination is unknown. Her curiosity is captured in her personal blog, https://curiositiescastlesandcoffeeshops.wordpress.com. The blog generally covers providing advice and guidance on study skills and HR issues; Travel-type posts about cities, historic buildings and cafes and restaurants. Finally, Brenda’s blog also dips into creative writing exploring whatever grabs her attention or interest looking for the magic in the every day.
From Nairobi, Kenya.
I am a lover of books.
I see, interact, interrogate and communicate with the world through stories. What’s your story?
Hi everyone, my name is Cristiana (alias crisbiecoach) and I am excited to be part of the Pointless Overthinking team!
I am an Italian living in Brussels since 2016. Before, I spent 3 years in Tallinn, Estonia and 4 years in Valenciennes, a small town in Northern France.
I am a life coach but work as project manager (used to work as Human Resources manager) for scientific research projects in the environment field.
Though I am very worried about the climate emergency that our planet earth and all their inhabitants have been facing for the last years, I write a blog (https://crisbiecoach.blog/en/) on “bringing positive changes in your life”. This is my motto.
I love reading and writing is my favourite hobby. I decided to start my blog in 2017 because I wanted to share what I learned from my life and work experiences.
Then, blogging has become a learning experience itself.
The purpose of my writing is instilling curiosity to find out your true self.
Jack is relatively new to blogging; his blog, https://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).
People Life Politics And Bullshit
Let’s start with my interests:
People. The more mature I become, the more interested I become in people.
Who are they? What motivates them in the choices they make? How do they get through life’s nooks and crannies? How do groups work together? And who controls what?
People are people all over the world. Simple!
Life. Isn’t that a mystery? We are part of life, but it continues even after we are gone. Life fascinates me, in all its forms, colors and dualities. It awakens my sense of wonder.
Politics. When people say I’m not interested in politics, I think:
“I also no longer follow politics, at least to the extent I did before, but politics rule our lives. Absolutely everything in the world is governed by politics, whether we are interested in it or not. “
Politics has greatly shaped my life.
I was seven years old when the Iranian revolution happened. The events which followed laid the foundation for my parents to take us out of Iran, which I am very grateful for.
My life abroad was utterly different than my 14-year-old brain could have predicted or imagined.
Bullshit. We are taught, served and have to deal with so much Bulls****. Don’t you agree?
So there you have the name of my blog “People, Life, Politics And Bullshit.”
And who am I?
My name is Parisa Radpey. I’m a dreaming gypsy—one who has more questions than answers. I am someone who dreams of a world without borders. A world where we realize that we are one human family, regardless of country, place of birth, religion or skin colour. I dream that one day we can create peace on Earth by letting go of all the power struggles we are part of. I believe in the power of change, which can be created by living a conscious life. If we wish to create peace with others, we must make peace with ourselves first. It happens through knowing oneself. There is an enormous opportunity to live a conscious and authentic life by learning to know oneself. It costs to live authentically, it requires courage, but it is also stimulating. Therein lies enormous growth potential. I used to aspire to change the world, but at 50, I realized I could only change myself and maybe inspire others to change.
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.
Todd Fulginiti is a writer, musician and former school teacher who enjoys telling stories and reflecting on life and the world. His Five O’Clock Shadow blog (www.fiveoclockshadow.life) is a virtual magazine with regular features such as Old Man Rants (humor), RebEarth (sustainability) Music, Lifestyle, Wellness and more.
As a musician, Todd plays trumpet, percussion, sings, writes songs, composes music and acts as booking agent/contractor. He has created a variety of bands/ensembles, giving him an outlet to perform the many musical styles he loves. Visit Todd Fulginiti Music for more.
Todd lives in Lititz, a town in Lancaster County, PA- aka “Amish Country”. He is not Amish (people often ask), but he meets some every now and then.
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.
Wynne Leon is an optimist, an enthusiast of endurance sports and a woman intent in charting her own path. Which is a combination that has led to an unconventional life. When she was younger a life of adventure meant climbing mountains, traveling the world and being an entrepreneur.
More recently, it’s been starting a family as a single parent at age 46, having another child at age 50 and adopting a highly-strung kitten, even though she really is a dog person.
In addition to blogging, her writing includes technical computer manuals, articles about meditation and parenting, and Finding My Father’s Faith, a memoir about spirituality, solace and her relationship with her beloved father.