Category Archives: coronavirus

Ruminations, past and present, on my Jelly Bean Contest

Yes, the contest is over and I have already posted the results on Facebook as well as my WeChat moments. I apologize for being a few days late on this one.  The contest was divided among USA and China.  From … Continue reading

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Palm-Passion Sunday in China: A year ago today

The news from my friends in Luzhou and larger cities in China was encouraging:  Primary and secondary schools across China are starting up classes on April 8. But as in America, large-scale gatherings are still not an option.  Universities and … Continue reading

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Longing to return to China: My WTWO Channel News Interview

Overseas English teacher awaits return to China

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“Do you need masks? I can send them.”

My text messages this morning came from my veterinarian friend, Dr. Wang, who is located in Chengdu, Sichuan Province’s capital city.  Over the years, she’s helped me with numerous animal rescues:  giving me discounts, mailing me canine or feline medical … Continue reading

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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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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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Today is World Happiness Day! Rejoice and be glad

Hey, Folks!! Let’s think of something other than doom and gloom in the world, and what better to lift our spirits than today, March 20, World Happiness Day? I had to do some research on this interesting UN sanctioned day, … Continue reading

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Staying home: Smalltown USA in the virus crisis

Perhaps some of you reading are from towns such as mine:  small population (4,000 or less), close-knit community where we know almost everyone by name, low crime rate, rural agricultural area (a majority of our surrounding residents are farmers with … Continue reading

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