A few days ago I read my first Paulo Coelho (not his first, but my first) book, The Fifth Mountain, and I was very underwhelmed. All this fame for a guy who writes "historical" novels based on the Bible, itself a fabrication? But this afternoon I finished The Alchemist, his masterpiece, and I have to admit that despite his monotheism and his apparent blinders to anything outside of Taker culture, I'm fascinated by the idea of pursuing the dream I've had since childhood of becoming great at programming computers. Not just competent... transcendent. Maybe that's what the universe needs right now. Someone to blend the physical world with the spirit world through the Great Digital Divide. I'm rambling...

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