Category Archives: Coronovirus Situation

Dealing with Slippage: My Mom’s April 21st “Walk with Me” Column

My mom has a weekly column in my hometown paper entitled “Walk with Me.”  Her columns are insightful, touching upon topics she thinks about as she walks the dog around our small-town community. Here is her latest, involving the term … 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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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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Further Coronavirus Updates from Friends and Colleagues

Since my last report, so many happenings concerning the virus have been announced via the international news network. US air carriers Delta, United and American Airlines have suspended all flights to and from China.  American  has announced suspending to March … Continue reading

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Finally Able to Report: A hectic semester ends

平安 (ping ahn), Peace!    I begin this first entry for 2020 with, of all things, excuses. The silence to this blog space has mainly been due to a very hectic semester:  more teaching hours than ever before, the usual … Continue reading

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