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The Alchemist

I recently joined a neighborhood book club, and I’ll be attending my first meeting the Sunday I return home from Colorado. Somehow, miraculously, I managed to not only learn the title of the July book, but also acquire a copy and get it read through all the chaos and fun that is the Denver Publishing Institute. 453 more words


Crazy Panda on Tour - Stratford upon Avon 29/7/14

After the previously mentioned departmental 10th anniversary celebrations, MJ stayed at the youth hostel near Stratford-Upon-Avon for his department’s annual conference, which involved a mass boating trip on the Avon as part of the organised activities.   650 more words

God Has Been Blessing the Grinders

I started a new job yesterday. Shortly after I posted a picture of my employer’s logo on Instagram one of my best friends from college sent me a message on Facebook. 627 more words


When a Book Changes Your Life

“I don’t want to change anything, because I don’t know how to deal with change. I’m used to the way I am.”

From Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist… 1,270 more words


Meredith Allard reblogged this on From Meredith Allard and commented:

I got back yesterday from my second trip to London. I had a great time and had the chance to see a few sights I missed on my first trip. I admit I felt a lot like Cora from Downton Abbey--"I'm an American. I don't share your English taste for discomfort." I mean, seriously, air conditioning isn't a new invention, and ice isn't even an invention. It exists in nature (though some polar bears might argue that fact). Still, I love London and I'm glad I had the chance to look around again as I begin writing my new novel, which just happens to be set there. While I'm recovering from jet lag, I thought I'd repost this blog from last year about my first trip to the UK. Enjoy.

Cranberry joy, bird's nest - whirlwind of a week

I had experience of many firsts this week :). My weekend is mostly about ‘entertainment’ :P, I visit my looooong extended family, if I don’t then they come for me *serious dead pan expression*. 433 more words

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The Alchemist

“The Alchemist is a novel by Paulo Coelho first published in the year 1988. Originally written in Portuguese by its Brazilian-born author, it has been translated into at least… 809 more words


Lectionary Sermon for 3 August 2014 on Matthew 14: 13 – 21 (The Loaves and the Fishes)

There is a story told by Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist, where he tells the fable of a young Spanish shepherd named Santiago, a young fellow who decided if he were going to make anything of his life he needed to get advice from the very best. 2,186 more words