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THIS Valentine’s season, we share a sweet story of the trials and tribulations of learning a new language called, The Unexpected ‘Love You’ as well as the touching piece called Love is Better than Power.  As for surprising your own special Valentine, you could do no better (not even chocolate) than the exquisite little book from our latest “Must Reads” called HAIKU: An Anthology of Japanese Poems, compiled by Stephen Addiss, Fumiko Yamamoto, and Akira Yamamoto. (There are several anthologies so note the names of the compilers as this book is considered the best of them all.)  And, may you also get a box of chocolate.— Mrs.Chips 

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195 books con’t.  This month we point you to a “Must Read” that is everything a book should be. HAIKU: An Anthology of Japanese Poems compiled by Stephen Addiss, Fumiko Yamamoto, and Akira Yamamoto. It is exquisite on all counts: to read, to hold, to look at.  In short, it’s everything that a book should be. 

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                “Being heard is so close to being loved that, for most of us, they’re almost indistinguishable.  
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David Augsburger

2> The Letter “C” 

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3>  The Letter “O” 

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4> The Letter “M” 

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5> The Unexpected ‘Love You’

 

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 6> Love is Better than Power

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7> Insights of a Tutor

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8> Cultured Kitchens (#3)

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 ©InterestEng. July 2013  §  The stories in the magazine portion of the site are written by English language learners. Stories are corrected by a native English speaker.  § Photos are staff or used with permission.  §  To contact us:  go.gently.on@gmail.com