Monthly Archives: August 2013

My Neighbor’s Rivercat, Yangtze

          You’ll remember my past reports of Mr. and Mrs. Old Man River (Zhen and his younger wife, Wu) who recycle discarded materials throughout the campus. With the rapid return of students, and our school garbage cans quickly filling with … Continue reading

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The Luzhou Campus Comes Back to Life

           The calm, quiet, peacefulness of our empty campus has disintegrated with the coming of the weekend.           The upper classman began trickling in on Saturday, streaming through the gates on Sunday and dragging their stored belongings back to dormitories … Continue reading

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An Empty Campus Leads to a Bit of Foreigner’s Mischief

         Our formal schedule listed August 26th, Monday, as the start of school.          But I’ve been back now for 4 days and the campus is still vacant. No students. No administrators. No teachers. Only the workers are busy with … Continue reading

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Back to China!

  As always, a month in the States flew by. I received my student visa by mail 5 days ago so I’m all legal for a re-entry into China. My most recent newsletter was sent 2 days ago so those … Continue reading

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Wonderful News from Luzhou: Canine Rescue Has a Home!

After that last entry,  it’s time to report some good news, sent in an email this morning: DP has a home! A Re-cap of DP I wrote in a previous post that, before leaving for the States, I had taken … Continue reading

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Tang Niao Bing (Sugar-Urine Sickness): Diabetes on the Rise in China

I received several comments on my website regarding the magnificent recycling efforts of Mr. and Mrs. Old Man River (Mr. Zhen and his wife, Ms. Wu).  It’s so nice to hear how others appreciate the hard work the two have … Continue reading

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From Smalltown Marshall: “The Fair’s In Town!”

Last year while in America, I just missed our county fair which every summer stays for a week at our county fairgrounds located here in Marshall. When I was kid, this was the big summer event, filled with specialty food … Continue reading

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