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The Sun Also Rises

Ernest Hemingway‘s The Sun Also Rises is one of his most well-known, and well-loved novels.  Published in 1926, it is said to depict the life, ideals, and frustrations of the “Lost Generation” – intellectual young men and women enlightened during the years after World War I.  Hemingway himself was one of the “founding” members of…

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The Pilgrimage

The Pilgrimage (O Diario Un Mago), Paulo Coelho‘s first official novel, published in 1987, describes his personal journey along the El Camino de Santiago, or The Way of St. James. In 1986, after failing his spiritual initiation as a Master of the Order of Regnus Agnus Mundi (RAM), Coelho loses confidence in himself and starts to question…

Viva, España!

An amazing game between Spain and Germany ended the World Cup semi-finals yesterday, with Spain beating the Germans 1-0 and moving on to the finals against the Dutch.  I really didn’t see that one coming.  Though not a fan of Germany myself, I did think they would win against Spain and move on to defeat…

Do cry for me, Argentina

It was a black day for Argentina fans last Saturday after the Germans beat team Argentina, 4-0.  Argentina was strong coming in to the games, having won all previous matches.  The match between Germany was Argentina’s first, and unfortunately, biggest loss.  The remaining teams; The Netherlands vs. Uruguay and Spain vs. Germany will slug it…