This afternoon, I headed off to Plainfield, Indiana (near the airport), for my hotel overnight before flying out from Indianapolis to begin my journey tomorrow, back to China. My brother chauffeured me the 1 1/2 hours on I-70 to the … Continue reading
During the past few years, Luzhou has been working toward becoming a National Civilized City. This prestigious honor ranks a city as being economically, environmentally, politically and socially excellent. The movement itself began in 2003, with 10 … Continue reading
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Before adding the next posting, Christmas at the Luzhou Protestant Church, I’ll include a short mentionable concerning the campus Christmas Activity Night. The Idea Emerges A few years ago, I had an idea that my Christmas lessons shouldn’t be just … Continue reading
At the end of every school year, right before we dismiss for the summer holidays, my top priority is to visit my department’s office and pin down Mr. Chen, in charge of assigning courses to the teachers. “Don’t forget, Mr. … Continue reading
It’s taken 15 years, but this past semester finally had the English Language Resource Center trickle into being. I had plenty of help this time around instead of going it on my own, which I had … Continue reading
Today is a holiday, Qing Ming Jie, or Tombsweeping Festival. Many families for the next 3 days will be traveling to the countryside to visit grave sites of family members. They’ll clean the area, place incense and offerings of fruit … Continue reading
I’ve had two great Easter celebrations: One in the classroom with my students, explaining to them the religious and secular traditions of this day, and then with the Chinese church community in Luzhou. Easter lessons had us learning the meaning … Continue reading