Monthly Archives: January 2020

Updates on China’s Coronavirus

Greetings again, folks! Here are a few updates from those on-the-ground (my students, friends and teachers) in China who are experiencing lock-down measures. Masks are in very short supply.  All cities are now asking residents (some requiring it) to wear … Continue reading

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Christmas in China: The Luzhou Protestant Church (Part 3)

“Foreigners can’t worship in China.  It’s against the law.” I have heard this adamantly repeated to me countless times, not only by people in America but by foreigners who live here. Many are unfamiliar with the laws of the country regarding religious worship in … Continue reading

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Updates from China: Virus Continues Onward

Well, things from this end are not looking hopeful for my return to China as scheduled. School announcements are (as of yesterday) listed below. The school year will begin Feb. 24, not Feb. 17 as planned Students are not allowed … Continue reading

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Part 2: Celebrating Christmas as a College English Teacher in China

         I teach at Luzhou (loo-joe)  Vocational and Technical College in the city of Luzhou, which is located along the Yangtze river in Sichuan province. A majority of my college’s 10,000 students will graduate as teachers at … Continue reading

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A Foreigner’s Christmas in China: Part 1

Since I’m on a roll with my blog postings, I’m posting the following 3-part series which appeared in my local newspaper in December, 2019.  This will answer many of your questions concerning my time in China. Part 1:  “There is … Continue reading

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Finally Able to Report: A hectic semester ends

平安 (ping ahn), Peace!    I begin this first entry for 2020 with, of all things, excuses. The silence to this blog space has mainly been due to a very hectic semester:  more teaching hours than ever before, the usual … Continue reading

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