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Brandishing an Artichoke

This is an indistinct parable about gender. Doris Lessing won the Nobel Prize and said, “I couldn’t care less.” What struck my gimlet eye in this New York Times video of her receiving the good news is the rumpled man in the background who hangs on to an artichoke (28 seconds). She wrote The Golden…

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We Must Be Like Sisyphus

Today is an homage to Albert Camus (the French writer and absurdist philosopher who lived through WW1 & WW2). “The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man’s heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.” -Albert Camus Camus refers to the Greek myth of Sisyphus, a man doomed to endlessly roll a big…