Category Archives: A Visit Home to America

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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Springing around Springfield

Last weekend had me springing around the Springfield area where on my agenda was Mission U (the UMW’s mission study weekend for 2014, with the courses of study addressing people with disabilities and the nomadic European Roma peoples), Riverton UMC for Sunday services, Woodside UMC … Continue reading

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Weekend Visits: Outside and In

Many years ago, I had one particular summer itineration that placed me in outside settings:  a VBS in Effingham where we sat under trees for lunch and outdoor activities, a youth camp in Southern Illinois, and a park worship service with picnic afterwards. … Continue reading

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Tip-toeing Through the South; Bumming Around the North

Before heading off to the Kankakee area tomorrow, last week had me tip-toeing through far southern Illinois, near the Kentucky border to  small communities called Ware and Wolf Lake, before making my way toward Mt. Vernon again and eventually landing the farthest north … Continue reading

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Itineration Visits to the North and Central Illinois

I’ve had a busy 4 days, enjoying great fellowship, food, and welcoming overnights during my drives to Mason City, Effingham, Brownstown and Shelbyville. Before I forget, let me post our pictures here for everyone to enjoy. Ping An (Peace)!    

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Small town Recycling: “One Man’s Junk is Another Man’s Treasure”

My mom and I have just now been on a mission while sitting on the back deck:  Waiting to find out how many minutes it takes to get rid of a tiller cultivator. The motivation for this started the other day with the lawn … Continue reading

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May 31 – June 15 Itineration Photos and Mini-caption Reports

For those checking my website to see the most recent updates from my travels, here are photos taken at numerous presentations.

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