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