Monthly Archives: October 2012

It’s Halloween Week!

                      The tradition of Halloween has always been popular in my small town American cultural scene.  I grew up entering Marshall, Illinois’ Frolic Night, where children and adults alike dressed in costumes, paraded around the courthouse square and converged … Continue reading

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A Rewarding Sunday Morning at the Luzhou Protestant Church

            Since returning to Luzhou, I’ve failed to mention my Sunday mornings at the Luzhou Protestant Church, led by Rev. Liao and her husband, Rev. Wang.             Just a brief history:  The church was founded by Canadian Methodists in the … Continue reading

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Getting into the Groove of Our College’s English Corner

What Is English Corner, or EC?           For those who aren’t familiar with English Corners (ECs) in China, these are gathering places where people come together regularly to practice their English.  Set times and days are the usual format, with … Continue reading

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Follow-up on Mrs. Lu’s Recent Dinner

                         As mentioned in a previous blog, I met a wonderful retiree, Mrs. Lu, whose little Huan-huan brought us together along our Yangtze river road. The dog’s name, Huan-huan, means “welcome” in Chinese, which is certainly what he does … Continue reading

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Article Published in Christian Science Monitor’s Magazine Edition

            Just thought I’d post a short note about my recent article published in the October 11th weekly magazine edition of the Christian Science Monitor in their Home Forum section.             Those of you who might find the publication in your local libraries … Continue reading

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A Little Dog Brings Two Single Ladies Together as Friends

         Tomorrow evening, I’m having dinner with a new friend which might not have come about had it not been for a little dog, Huan-huan.             A few weeks ago, I was making my way up our river road on … Continue reading

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English Corner and Voting Absentee

English Corner to Begin             Last evening, the newlywed Peace Corp couple (John and Ashley) stopped in for a chat about our upcoming English Corner this evening.            We finally have set aside Thursday evenings, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., in … Continue reading

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