Monthly Archives: September 2020

China is now allowing all foreign national entries!! But problems for me

On the 23rd,, my go-to site for current China information, flashed before me. “From 0 a.m., September 28, 2020, foreigners with valid residence permits for work, personal matters, and reunion, are allowed enter the country without needing to re-apply … Continue reading

Posted in A Visit Home to America, China, China ban lifting, coronavirus, Illinois, Return to China, Smalltown American Life, Travel | 1 Comment

A generous offer from my home church: Office Space!

As previously reported, my mom has moved. Looking at these two pictures, you’ll see it was quite the downsize. Yes, the new house is very nice but one of the biggest draw-backs for 2 people is space. My mom expected … Continue reading

Posted in A Visit Home to America, A Visit Home to Marshall, coronavirus, Illinois, My New Office Space, Smalltown American Life, Waiting it out during Covid | 2 Comments

September updates from me!

  I promised in the last post for more recent updates from my end.  Here is the latest about what’s happening in my extended stay in America. There have been so many ups and downs:  moments of excitement, sadness, determination, … Continue reading

Posted in A Visit Home to America, coronavirus, coronavirus situation in China, Illinois, Luzhou Vocational and Technical College, Return to China, Smalltown American Life | 1 Comment

My Grandfather and Mr. Brooks: Did they cross paths?

Note:  For those following me as an Amity Foundation teacher in China, I will update about my return-to-China news and current status of that in another entry.  For now, this posting seemed timely and appropriate so I include it here. … Continue reading

Posted in A WW 2 chaplain's encounters with discrimination, World War 2 Letters, WW 2 Letters: My grandmother writes | 1 Comment