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Old 03-24-2006   #61 (permalink)
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The Keanu Reeves interview was pretty good, but Candice Michelle had better things to say!!
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Pecked to Death by Ducks by Tim Cahill
Tim Cahill is a wonderful outdoor writer. If you haven't read A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson, it is also a great piece of outdoor writing.
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I just picked up Don't Stop the Carnival to take with me on Spring Break. I may do some reading by the pool or on our patio... I recently finished Blue Chipper by Geoffrey Norman - a rather easy read about what college sports could very easily do in today's cut throat sports recruiting world...


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"The Egyptologist" by Arthur Phillips & "The Confessions of Max Tivoli" by Andrew Sean Greer with "A Short History of Nearly Everything" by Bill Bryson waiting in the wings.
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I just bought Blink by Malccolm Gladwell.It is about hunches and instict and how they relate to workings of the mind.Going to read it in Playa next week.
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Major Works:

The Gnostic Gospels. 1979.

Adam, Eve and the Serpent. 1987.

The Origin of Satan. 1995.

Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas. 2003.

I also enjoyed Sally McFague's work on metaphorical theology. She suggests new metaphors for God, namely God the Mother, God the Friend and God the Lover - and the Earth as the Body of God.

Farther out is Mary Daly, radical feminist theologian who wrote Beyond God the Father, Gyne-Ecology, and Pure Lust.

Google Pagels. Adam, Eve and the Serpent might be a good starting place.

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Another one you might like, Tony, is A History of God by Karen Armstrong. She is a former nun. It's about the historical timeline and background behind the birth of the Big Three monotheistic religions. Very readable and fascinating.
This is a fascinating book...taught me how to accept spirituality without accepting organized religion! She has other books out that are equally interesting. I also enjoyed the one on Buddhism.

I am reading Simon Wiesenthal's The Sunflower...trying to learn whether I can forgive someone for something that is unforgiveable.
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Paulo Coelho is my all time favorite author. Haven't read El Zahir yet... you'll have to let me know how it is when you're finished.

I've found that Paulo always leaves you thinking. Do you read his books in Spanish or English? I highly recommend Veronika Decide Morir, Once Minutos, Brida (it was different but interesting), and A orillas del rio Piedra me sente y llore. Also, El Alquimista was very good.
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I've found that Paulo always leaves you thinking. Do you read his books in Spanish or English? I highly recommend Veronika Decide Morir, Once Minutos, Brida (it was different but interesting), and A orillas del rio Piedra me sente y llore. Also, El Alquimista was very good.
Paulo is Brasilian. His books may be translated into Spanish (along with other languages), but I believe he does much of his writing in Portugues.
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This is a fascinating book...taught me how to accept spirituality without accepting organized religion! She has other books out that are equally interesting. I also enjoyed the one on Buddhism.

I am reading Simon Wiesenthal's The Sunflower...trying to learn whether I can forgive someone for something that is unforgiveable.
Without knowing any details, I would encourage you to find a way if that is possible, my friend, particularly if it is someone you were at all close with at some time, or a family member.

Death happens. Try to find a way to forgive before it does.
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I've found that Paulo always leaves you thinking. Do you read his books in Spanish or English? I highly recommend Veronika Decide Morir, Once Minutos, Brida (it was different but interesting), and A orillas del rio Piedra me sente y llore. Also, El Alquimista was very good.
Yes, I think that is why I enjoy his books so much because he does leave you thinking. His writings are always very spiritual too... another aspect I like about them. I've only read them in English... though Roni is correct... Paulo Coelho is a Brazilian author who's works, although originally written in Portugese, have been translated into many languages. Below are the books of his I've read:
The Alchemist
The Pilgrimage
The Valkyries
By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
The Fifth Mountain
Veronika Decides to Die
The Devil and Miss Prym
I have yet to read Eleven Minutes or The Zahir. Although Paulo's best known for The Alchemist, which is an enjoyable fable, so far my two favorites are The Pilgrimage and The Valkyries. I also enjoy reading his email newsletter "Warrior of the Light" which you can sign up for on his web site if you're interested http://www.paulocoelho.com.br.
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Paulo is Brasilian. His books may be translated into Spanish (along with other languages), but I believe he does much of his writing in Portugues.

Yes I know this, but I mainly buy them in Spanish because I don't speak Portuguese
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Tim Cahill is a wonderful outdoor writer.
Love Tim Cahill's style......makes me laugh out loud

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If you haven't read A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson, it is also a great piece of outdoor writing.
gonna check this out next...thanks
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Tim Cahill is a wonderful outdoor writer. If you haven't read A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson, it is also a great piece of outdoor writing.
Loved it!....but it kind of makes one think twice about doing the Trail...at least it did that to me.
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Love Tim Cahill's style......makes me laugh out loud



gonna check this out next...thanks
I agree. Cahill cracks me up. You might also check out Randy Wayne White. He used to write for Outside magazine and some other similar type publications. He has several collected essay books all focusing on travel and adventure. My favorite is Last Flight Out. He also writes the Doc Ford mystery books, a worthy successor to the legendary Travis McGee series.

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