Spoken Spanish: Essays, La Pareja que sonreía (Paulo Coelho)

Summary

This page contains a reading in Spanish from Paulo Coelho’s book: Como El Rio Que Fluye: Pensamientos Y Reflexiones 1998-2005. This reading will not only provide you with the tools to learn and pronounce new vocabulary in Spanish, it will also expose you to the timeless ideas of Paulo Coelho.Read More

Richard CummingsSpoken Spanish: Essays, La Pareja que sonreía (Paulo Coelho)

My Favorite Books

Often, a person’s personal library says a lot about them.

I have no idea what mine says about me, but I’d thought I’d share with you some of my favorite books. These are the books that I usually have near the nightstand and am apt to pick up and read time and time again.

Also, as I am traveling now and had to part with many possessions, this list will be helpful to me as I will be re-buying all of these books upon my return.

Without further ado, here she is!

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Richard CummingsMy Favorite Books

Spoken Spanish: Essays, Engañarse a sí mismo (Paulo Coelho)

Summary

This page contains a reading in Spanish from Paulo Coelho’s book: Como El Rio Que Fluye: Pensamientos Y Reflexiones 1998-2005. This reading will not only provide you with the tools to learn and pronounce new vocabulary in Spanish, it will also expose you to the timeless ideas of Paulo Coelho.Read More

Richard CummingsSpoken Spanish: Essays, Engañarse a sí mismo (Paulo Coelho)

Contacting Paulo Coelho, Part III, The Email

(Read Contacting Paulo Coelho… to learn the background of this email)

Dear Paulo Coelho,

In The Alchemist, you mention that “…when someone makes a decision, he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him to places he had never dreamed of when he first made the decision.”Read More

Richard CummingsContacting Paulo Coelho, Part III, The Email

Spoken Spanish: Essays, Viajar de forma diferente (Paulo Coelho)

Summary

This page contains a reading in Spanish from Paulo Coelho’s book:  Como El Rio Que Fluye: Pensamientos Y Reflexiones 1998-2005.  This reading will not only provide you with the tools to learn and pronounce new vocabulary in Spanish, it will also expose you to the timeless ideas of Paulo Coelho.Read More

Richard CummingsSpoken Spanish: Essays, Viajar de forma diferente (Paulo Coelho)

Contacting Paulo Coelho, Part II

(click here to read part I of the story)

David knew what that normal life entailed.  He had lived it the past 5 years.  At 28, he thought, if I go back now, that will be it.  I will probably never return.  And he was probably right.

A traveler who returns home from his journeys always wants to travel again.  Perhaps he need not travel to the same physical place, but he will want to travel to recapture the feeling, the spirit, the adventure of meeting new people and having new experiences each day.  He wants to, but he probably won’t.Read More

Richard CummingsContacting Paulo Coelho, Part II