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 or among your friends will want to take a look.  The title is “Tongue-tied before my hero” and tells of my encounter with former President Jimmy Carter at Emory University many years ago.  I had an opportune moment to sit down and talk to a man I’ve admired for years, with not a single soul in sight to interrupt our thoughtful discussion, and yet my nerves got the best of me.  

          I couldn’t say a single worthy comment of praise, admiration or even bring up issues of wordly importance.   I could just stand there, dumbstruck, and eventually escape due to embarrassment.  One of the biggest regrets of my life.

      In the meantime, updates of life in China are coming, including our second English Corner last week and kitty fostering.

             Ping An (Peace!) to you from Luzhou

About connieinchina

I have been in the Asia region for 18 years as an English language teacher. 13 of those have been spent with the Amity Foundation, a Chinese NGO that works in all areas of development for the Chinese people. Amity teachers are placed at small colleges throughout China as instructors of English language majors in the education field. In other words, my students will one day be English teachers themselves in their small villages or towns once they graduate. Currently, this is my second year in Guangxi Province at the 3-year college, Guangxi Normal University for Nationalities. The college is located in smalltown longzhou, 1 hour from the Vietnam border.
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