Category Archives: A Visit Home to America

An Update from Chicago

Just thought I’d give a brief update from the Windy City, which has had wonderful weather after an icy Marshall, Illinois, start 5 days ago. Smooth sailing from there on for me and my mom. We’ve taken in a few … Continue reading

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Back again! Reporting from America

It’s been quite some time since updating my website. Computer problems and then just being extremely busy during the Spring school semester delayed my blog reports.  The computer has now been replaced as of 3 days ago (Best Buy to … Continue reading

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Another Trip to Chicago!

I’ve been updating everyone about China news for the past few entries, trying to make up for the unreported happenings during the Fall semester.  Now it’s time to start with more current events. The most recent stories take place in America, … Continue reading

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Out-of-Town Treks Before the Snow: Theater and a Goodwill Drop-off

Anyone following America’s Midwest news will know that our weather on this end, at least for the past week, has been something!   Snow, sleet, rain and then flooding due to the melting snow.  Seems we’re having 3 seasons (Fall, Winter, … Continue reading

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Hospital Experiences: USA and China

When the ambulance appears in the front of anyone’s house in my small Mid-western town , the whole world seems to know. Next door neighbors peer out of windows to see who is in such urgent peril.  Cars slow their … Continue reading

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About the Newsletter: “Where are you, Jenny Bloom?”

Note:  This was written the morning before I left for China but refused to post. Here it is!  News of my China return soon to follow, now that my Internet has finally been reinstated in my apartment.  Yeah! A snippet from my … Continue reading

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The Last Hurrah: Pitstopping in Pittsfield and My Alma Mater, EIU

With my last presentations in Pittsfield, then closer to home in Charleston (home of EIU, my alma mater) and Mattoon, Illinois, I have let slide my postings and reports from the past week.  This is mostly because I’ve only had 4 days to … Continue reading

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