Tagged: Existentialism

A Meeting With Rabih Alameddine

In May 2010, I attended “A Meeting with Rabih Alameddine”, organized by the Anis Makdisi Program in Literature and ASSABIL, Friends of Public Libraries, which also coincided with the publication of...

Soundtrack To My Life

Soundtrack To My Life – Volume 1

One of the reasons I started this blog was because I wanted to be able to share the music that plays in the background of my racing thoughts with other...

Smoking And Alienation

My Dear Smoker Friends, I’m alienated by you. Beyond the nicotine addiction, you need to smoke for whichever reason you do. I need to not feel like I’m suffocating with...

Nameless Faces

I’ve been thinking about creating an illustrated character and maybe adding a cartoon strip to my blog, as a means of expression through illustration. I thought it would be a...

A Little Gem From The “Afterlives”

I don’t think I’ll ever stop singing the praises of David Eagleman’s superb collection of short-stories, “Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives.” I remember when I bought it, I was...

Moments Of Clarity

One of life’s idiosyncrasies is that our moments of clarity only come to us when we’re on our way to hitting rock bottom, or when we’d already been living there...

Bruises

We bruise easily, but the bruises don’t go away simply. They become scars that we carry from our past to our present and then to our future.

The Moment Of Truth

If there’s a moment of truth, it’s the moment you face yourself for all the things you are and aren’t, for all the things you want but don’t have, for...