Monthly Archives: August 2008

Summer Photos . . . and Off to Beijing!

                  My Chinese friends and former students in Luzhou have sent a few messages, wanting to see photos of my last few days in the States before returning to China.  I had emailed them about some special events, … Continue reading

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Learning Hospitality from the Chinese

             The U.S. Olympic articles  are full of surprise and praise:  how welcoming, how kind, how gracious are the Chinese athletes and people toward the Americans!             But foreigners who live here, and the Chinese people themselves, would expect … Continue reading

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A Son’s Move to Safety . . . Or Not?

            My excitement of returning to China was apparent in the taxi ride I took across town to pick up Little Flower two days ago.  I was full of stories from home, my anticipation of soon picking up my … Continue reading

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Olympics, Day 1: The Pressure to Win

             From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., wave after wave of torrential downpours hit our city.  Even Spendid Alley’s mahjong players remained indoors today.  That was certainly a surprising sight as LF and I trekked by the empty gaming … Continue reading

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Tales of My Absence and Olympic Ceremony Countdown!

  Tales of My Absence                       The rain poured down last night in buckets, just at the moment I was about to head out the door to pick up Little Flower from her babysitter’s home.  I’d have gone earlier … Continue reading

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Returning to China

                In 20 minutes, I will be once again heading back to my Chengdu apartment in China.   The Olympic Torch has already cruised by my neighbors’ homes and I’m sure they were outside to watch it pass just a few … Continue reading

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