Monthly Archives: December 2016

Book Review: “Ceremony” by Leslie Silko

Ceremony was hard to read; but I’m glad I did! It is the story of Native Americans from New Mexico and their experiences as they traveled through their lives. Participation in World War II; and how that changed people fighting … Continue reading

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Cue Venezuela’s Ration Cards

“If you trade your liberty for food, you will be condemned to be a slave.” This was how Cedice Liberty, one of Latin America’s greatest think tanks described the not-too-surprising announcement that Venezuela is finally moving to a cashless ‘ration … Continue reading

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#ReseñaQuéLeer: El incendio de San Porfirio

Originally posted on QuéLeer:
QueLeer.- El escritor norteamericano que vivió muchos años en Venezuela, Joel Hirst nos presenta su segundo y definitivo libro, “El Incendio de San Porfirio”, la continuación de “El Teniente de San Porfirio“. En esta ocasión,…

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2017 – And Life More Abundant

I thought I’d drop in for a minute to say “hi”. I perhaps haven’t ever said how much I appreciate each of you – those who read and share and engage and respond, my companions in this unorthodox journey of … Continue reading

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Christmas in the Sahara

Originally posted on Joel D. Hirst's Blog:
Today?I woke up to my first Christmas in the Sahara.? I feel strangely close to the Christmas story here.? The images of first century Israel are still daily displayed on the unpaved…

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#Reseña El Teniente de San Porfirio

Originally posted on QuéLeer:
QuéLeer.-  La primera novela de Joel Hirst, un norteamericano que vivió muchos años en Venezuela está escrita con una gran habilidad descriptiva, y una excelente destreza narrativa para mezclar aspectos verdaderos con ese realismo mágico…

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“Dreaming in Cuban” A Book Review

Americans love antique shops. In the mountain villages above Colorado Springs or the tiny towns of the Blue Ridge in West Virginia people – tourists all – rifle through the clutter in hopes of finding that prize. I have known … Continue reading

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