Right now, I'm reading a novel called Ambiguous Adventure by Cheikh Hamidou Kane, a famous Senegalese writer. Now if you knew anything about Senegal, you would know that this book probably wasn't published with an English title because it probably wasn't written in English. And if you thought this, you would be right: Ambiguous Adventure was translated… Continue reading On Translation and Difference
I'm reading all of these books because when it comes down to it, I want to be able to understand of the the references that my peers will be spitting out in an effort to impress each other. I don't plan on showing off my own literary and cultural knowledge, but rather I want to make sure that my peers don't get too big for their britches. Although I'm not in this competition to beat everyone else, I sure am in it to stop everyone else from winning. Does my desire to bring people down a notch make me a bad person? Maybe, I don't know.
Sometimes, I wish that I was average. Now happens to be one of those times. I really wish that I were average. Then maybe I wouldn't be bored out of my mind right now. I am currently sitting at my desk at my summer job as a computer aide at the local public library. I know… Continue reading On Overqualification and Underemployment
It is important I think to remember that history is a necessary part of the world. Without it, humans would essentially be goldfish - losing our train of though every 5 seconds and just randomly moving forward. I know that most people don't like history because "They're dead. What do they matter?" But, like I… Continue reading On History