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Mountain Poems

Recently, I have been engaging in translations of Chinese poetry about mountains.  I love sacred mountains and poetry, so poems about mountains represent some of my favorite contemplative poems.  It seems to me that reading them reminds me that I am on earth and as I …

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Good Reads for Kids

So far, I’ve limited my “good reads”* list to books for adults.  But,, as my 5-6 year old son has started to expand his capacity for narrative, we’ve been reading longer books and we’ve recently found a few true gems.  I’m inspired to offer my dear …

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Good Reads

Neither of these books are, well, fabulous.  But, both of them are good reads.  What makes a good read? 1) A good read isn’t life altering.  It’s just a book.  The characters won’t drive you crazy, you won’t cry as you try to fall asleep, you …

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Language and Love

The Lost and Forgotten Languages of Shanghai by Ruiyan Xu This is a fabulous novel, a great read and especially recommended for anyone with specific interest in language and identity and the role of language in our relationships.  For anyone who has played the part of …

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Good Reading

Ever since I could read, I’ve taken great joy in the process.  From the selection of the book to finishing the last page, I’m just happiest when I am reading.  I tend to read for the sake of reading and am not particularly attached to any …

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