Here’s something I made on Canva recently – just playing around with various filters and effects. The man pictured, of course, is the French philosopher and absurdist Albert Camus.
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Daily Quote: Invincible Summer
“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” – Albert CamusContinue reading “Daily Quote: Invincible Summer”
Embracing the Absurd
Every so often, when things get really crazy, I like to think about Albert Camus. I turned to Camus’ writings a few years ago when my personal life fell off the rails. Yesterday, when Pro-Trump loyalists stormed the U.S. Capitol, I began to think of Camus again.
American politics right now are definitely absurd. People have been throwing around a lot of words to describe what’s going on: unprecedented, dark, nihilistic. Absurd is a good adjective, too.Continue reading “Embracing the Absurd”
Book Review: The Plague by Albert Camus
I have a (slight) problem with going on book-buying binges. When I feel anxious, sometimes I buy a book. I’ve reined in this annoying tendency recently to cut expenses. But when the pandemic hit in early March, I saw an essay about Albert Camus’ novel, The Plague, and knew I immediately had to read it.Continue reading “Book Review: The Plague by Albert Camus”
My book review of ‘The Plague’ is published!
About a month ago, I posted a review of The Plague by Albert Camus. It’s now been published in Bewildering Stories, along with an accompanying review by Don Webb, the website’s managing editor.Continue reading “My book review of ‘The Plague’ is published!”
Today’s quote – a reminder on non-conformity from Albert Camus
“Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.” – attributed to Albert Camus. Camus is one of my favorite writers and philosophers, and I agree with this quote wholeheartedly. I don’t try to be weird or different on purpose – I simply try to follow my heart.Continue reading “Today’s quote – a reminder on non-conformity from Albert Camus”
Book Review: The Trial by Franz Kafka
Imagine one day you wake up and you’re accused of a crime. You have no memory of committing a crime, but the authorities come to your apartment and begin to take away your freedoms. They say you must now submit to a mysterious court procedure, but they’re explanations are vague.Continue reading “Book Review: The Trial by Franz Kafka”