Monthly Archives: March 2020

News from China brings ponderings of what lies ahead.

In China, the news is victorious. Wuhan, a city of 11 million and the epicenter of the virus, is open once more. After 9 weeks of lockdown, starting on January 23, this Hubei province metropolis has survived the worst.  Virus … Continue reading

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Lending Hands of Faith to our Finch of Faith

Before reading, if you haven’t already, for the background story check March 28 post, “Mea Culpa.”  Thunderstorms engulfed our area of Illinois yesterday evening.  The weather cells affected large swaths of the Midwest, including swooping down through the southern states … Continue reading

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Toilet paper back in stock: “Mine, mine, mine!”

  The surprising run on toilet paper the past 2 weeks left paper product aisles vacant. Toilet paper and boxed tissue/Kleenex items were not to be found until recently when at least bulk toilet paper returned this week to our … Continue reading

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Mea Culpa: It’s the Finch of Faith, not the Dove of Peace

Hey, folks!  I owe you all a mea culpa. Last post eloquently postulated about our mourning doves which I announced had created a nest in the front door wreath.  It was a logical assumption as last year, they made woven … Continue reading

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Our little bird brings hope

We know spring is here when our mourning doves are flitting about with tufts of dry grass, weeds and stalks in their beaks.  According to the mourning dove info I’ve found, peak nesting time is in late spring or early … Continue reading

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A year ago today: My Rescued Amaryllis

I had so much been looking forward to this time of year in China due to a particularly touching rescue which took place a year ago.  I include my WeChat journal entry here to explain the story and my sadness … Continue reading

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An Update from Australian, Geoff, in Luzhou, China

My posting of February 24, “My friend, Australian Geoff, gives daily Luzhou updates” told the story of Geoff and his Chinese wife, Snow, who are currently in Luzhou.  Geoff’s posts can be found at snows.site123.me.   If you are interested … Continue reading

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