Monthly Archives: April 2021

An encounter in China changes forever how I regard others

The following essay was published in The Christian Science Monitor’s (CSM) Home Forum section in November (I believe) of 2008. I’ve sent it to the Nanjing Amity office as a contribution to the Amity Foundation’s English Teacher program, celebrating its … Continue reading

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From China: Another Translation Request

“Ping!” There it was, another heads-up notice that my WeChat message box was in need of checking. Glancing down, I saw it was from Bruce, yet a twelfth time in the last 3 days. “We have another translation needs your … Continue reading

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My Favorite WeChat Messages: “Connie, can you help me?”

Being stuck in America for so long is hard, especially for me, a teacher who spent 27 years in China and now finds herself no longer in the classroom or in China due to Covid. (Yes, I’m still waiting for … Continue reading

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Easter Services: 1944 and 2021

It seems appropriate, as Easter is upon us, that I add this entry from my grandfather’s WW 2 diaries, written in the jungles of New Guinea during the height of the war. The date was April 9, 1944. There were … Continue reading

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