Category Archives: coronavirus

Back to Worship: My Hometown Church and My Chinese Church Open for Worship

 Welcome Back!! July 5th had our Marshall First UMC open to worship in the sanctuary.  The preparation for this was quite stringent and lasted several weeks.  I listened in on  the discussions via Zoom, which my mom participated in as … Continue reading

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News of rescue kitty 平平 (Ping-Ping): A match made in heaven

The Recap from previous post Last October, an abandoned newborn kitten was handed to me by a colleague who found her on our campus. Near death and in dire straights, she blossomed with a good dose of antibiotics and round-the-clock … Continue reading

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What’s it like in a Luzhou elementary school now?

I have quite a few former students whom I’m often in contact with.  Many are now English teachers in their hometowns or in different cities throughout Sichuan province. During the COVID-19 lockdown, which in China took place right before the … Continue reading

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Earth Day, April 22, has passed but not the sentiment

My mom’s column in today’s newspaper, The Marshall Advocate, is a reminder not to forget the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.  Remember to follow through with your plans on how to make the world a better place for ourselves and … Continue reading

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Virus rumors abound, and not just in China

As with any panic situation, it’s just human nature that hearsay abounds. Concerning the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the rumors listed below have been rampant throughout China. Masks will protect you 100%  This is not exactly true according to our CDC … Continue reading

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爱德基金会向武汉运送了紧急救援物资 (The Amity Foundation sends emergency supplies to Wuhan)

Today’s virus updates pertain to my sponsoring organization in China, The Amity Foundation.  I am an Amity Foundation English Language teacher, and have been for 24 years with my US sending agency being the United Methodist General Board of Global … Continue reading

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